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  1. I've seen a few systems that follow this route. Thanks for the share @beijaflor!
  2. I'm surprised to hear you all have had little to no effect with Zhineng. I had some very powerful effects and found it to be an amazing and high quality practice. It was the first qigong I've ever practiced and had some blockage openings and very strong qi sensations practicing. Was one of the first eye opening experiences that all this was very cool. Speculatively, it seems like they lean on the group to strengthen the qi field to support results. It was visually difficult for me at the beginning as well, and as well felt mentally exhausting. As I've developed in the practice, it is now energizing.... and feels great. Hope you all find practices that align with and are effective for you.
  3. Xiang Gong - Fragrant Qigong

    To share a different opinion, Master Lin of SFQG says qigong is great for kids, and because they are young and still developing. Also if they have accumulated any blockages they work them out very quickly. He also said, they tend to develop very quickly because of those points as well.
  4. Discussion On Immortals

    Look dude, if you want input you are going to have to ask your questions, and hope you get some quality answers. There are serious seekers here, but they are only going to waste their time so much with someone who wants them to jump through your hoop.
  5. Tai Chi Master online?

    Every suggestion so far has been stellar. Big bump to Masters Adam, Damo and Liao. I've heard nothing but quality from all three of those.
  6. Building the lower dantien

    It is both. Complicated and not. Some lineages are VERY specific in the things they do and the steps for progress. While I've been a part of a lineage, that you kick off the practice and let things go and it takes care of everything. I think the lineage, and practice matter more.
  7. How to Kill Candida in Prostate?!?!

    Thorne SF-722 Thorne Undecyn
  8. Zhan zhuang is great for foundation.
  9. Restore yuan qi

    My recommendations for you: Nathan Brine Damo Mitchell Chun Yi lin All are online, although at some point you will want to visit them. What is it that you think restoring yuan qi will get you? I would most recommend that you find a lineage because restoring yuan qi and other things will be taken care of as you progress in a long lineage. Good luck.
  10. 2021

    Interesting analysis from a Portland acupuncturist:
  11. 2021

    What do you agree and disagree with?
  12. Which QiGong form to start?

    I'm talking about learning. 99% of the lineages I've listed provide distance learning. I've had personal experience of dream training with some of them. As you develop, devote yourself and tune into the master and lineage you will receive the transmission of the lineage if it is quality. At some point you will want to see them in person, and a lot(maybe all) can be done at a distance. I say maybe, because the internet and telecommunication is a recent invention, and a lot of the masters are experimenting with what they can do over distance, that was traditionally an in person only affair.
  13. Which QiGong form to start?

    For a high quality lineage they can transmit from afar. You don't need to be in person, although it can help. For more martial lineages, being in person is more valuable as they can physically manipulate you.
  14. Which QiGong form to start?

    I would never include mo pai as a lineage to practice, for new comers or otherwise. It is a closed school to westerners and I've heard of more people having issues practicing, or attempting to practice that lineage than all the other lineages combined. The results of mopai seem to be very specific, and most of what people are looking for are available in other lineages. Not to mention that the physical requirements are far beyond most people. For the vast vast majority of students, I recommend reaching a degree of proficiency in an open ended lineage like SFQG, where you can then go on and train in a lineage you feel drawn to, with capacity to understand deeper layers. Ultimately, I have a high respect for the lineage, and they've asked to be left alone.
  15. Why Daoism over Buddhism

    What is interesting for me, is that I find a tremendous amount of overlap the deeper I get in these respective lineages. Emei Qigong from the Emei mountains is also called Linji(rinzai) Emei Qigong, and is a system of Chan qigong. I'm not sure about the differences of the end goal, but the accomplishment along the way seems very similar, although their Chan orientation seems to hold a high preference towards heart cleansing.