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  1. Amature needs help! Dan tien tips?

    I would really recommend that you check out one lineage at a time and pursue that, as the information you get per lineage is different with different focuses. Mixing and matching early will impede your development. Pick one and practice for a period of time (1 month, 1 year) and check out if it is for you. I would also recommend that you get clear on your intent for practicing. Do you want vitality? To help heal others? Different lineages have different focus and you should choose which one to practice based on that. Once you reach a certain level, you will know what is happening energetically and will know what lineages are compatible or not. Stillness movement is an extremely excellent lineage, So is the Dragon Gate sect under Master Wang Li Ping. Both are very accomplished and will lead you to progress quickly. There is a lot of fluff out there, but any good lineage will lead you to developing your dantien quickly (1-3 months... ish).
  2. MCO help needed

    If I were you, I would get advice from one of the teachers of SFQG. It sounds to me like you are focusing to much on visualizing of the movement of energy, and I would recommend orienting to more of a felt experience at the points drawing in, and GENTLY move your awareness to the next point. To resolve what sounds like potential congestion in your back, yoga, more standing practice (zhan zhuang/5 elements, moving practice). Best of luck dude.
  3. Wisdom healing is in New Mexico, and Chilel is in California. Some of the Chilel masters I think are very accommodating, and if you reached out I think they would be happy to respond. Mingtong Gu also seems like a great guy.
  4. very advanced energy practice

    Do you have a source for this Drew? Sounds interesting.
  5. My Kundalini/Shaktipat Initiation

    Digitalyogi, How have things progressed?
  6. Gift of the Tao has the vibration of Stillness Movement in it, although the dvd's don't go over the practice of Stillness Movement. To do Stillness Movement, you do the movements to initiate the energy with gentle attention to the LDT. The most important part is initiating the energy with the movements, then letting go. The rest will take care of itself. Stillness Movement is best practiced with a transmission, although Gift of the Tao will give you quick access to the vibration and energy. Thanks, John
  7. Generally yes, the yin you are talking about, is replenished by sitting quiet meditation. Anything where you allow your awareness to be gentle is good. No efforting or the like. Ant's post is good and listen to your tcm doc.
  8. SFQ Small Universe

    If you are having issues, I would recommend sticking with moving practices and the 5 elements(zhan zhuang). Only after things are stable and solid should you practice small universe. John
  9. I hope you meet some better quality masters. They are certainly out there. John
  10. Mark Griffin, 1954-2018

    He took mahasamadhi.
  11. Zhi neng qi gong

    Zhineng qigong is also called chilel qigong. It is a solid qigong and lineage with a very accomplished healing history. They had qigong hospitals in China although it was closed due to political reasons in 2001. is where one of it's lineage holders teaches in the US. Grandmaster Ming Pang is the originator of the qigong. John
  12. Zhan Zhuang, lift weights and stretch.
  13. Per a very solid lineage studying under Wang Li Ping: You can read about the account of some that have reached what sounds like the attainment your asking about. John
  14. Most spiritual practice will help you develop what is culturally known in the west as 'IQ' and 'intelligence'. I, as a Taoist leaning practitioner, would recommend more embodied practices like qigong, Zhan zhuang, as well as stillness practices because it will help you bring awareness into your body as well as refining your mind. This grants you more information ie, stronger gut feelings, you just 'know' something, or your able to understand something much faster and comprehensively, etc. Not to mention health benefits. In no particular order: Zhan zhuang for at least an hour daily. Qigong for at least an hour daily. (pick one you feel drawn to) Stillness I'd recommend Zuowang, zazen... and generally any practice where you just sit and don't do much. I'd recommend that before some of the mental gymnastic practices to develop a solid foundation. This will pay off if later you move into the internal engineering some practices can do. Once you start to develop, you will feel drawn to certain practices. Follow that. Good luck, John
  15. Qigong Grandmaster John Tsai

    Leah, Thank you for your story and share. I enjoyed reading about your personal account. Thanks, John