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  1. Nathan is on this site sometimes....
  2. For full lotus, you have to get into it. I wouldn't attempt to 'hack it', by using wires or other people. From my understanding, it is more about opening up the lower energy point in your spine in the lumbar region, which starts to open up the whole body in flexibility. Master Chun Yi Lin speaks on this. In the l4, l5 region? You would have to ask Master Lin about it, and he is somewhat accessible on his website or for healings, etc. Generally the masters that I know of that proclaim it's benefits tend to also be focused on the small universe/MCO as the primary engine of cultivation. I speculate that may be why. Further speculate that they are attempting to be as efficient as possible in energy cultivation as they are doing internal refinement rather than external.... input? At least initially. The systems that I've seen that that are in that direction, tend to have you refine your body till your able to access the abundance of original/yuan qi all around us to bring in and start facilitating your cultivation. Basically do wei gong till you open up to a degree and have cultivated some dan, into MCO till you can pore breath. Later stages, I've heard of collecting seeds of qi from different power spots... but this starts to be beyond my current energetic pay grade. Best of luck, John
  3. As a counterpoint, there are a a number of very high level masters, Wang li ping, Chun Yi lin, Yuanming Zhang,.... and a few others that speak very highly of full lotus and even the necessity of it in later degrees of cultivation. There are other masters that have similar opinions above.
  4. The Skeptic thread There are many many more.
  5. I've practiced many systems, and found FPQG to be a stellar, and powerful practice. My experience of it was very dramatic. As a test you could take one of the postures (say monk holds the pearl) and maintain that posture for an hour. If you don't feel anything, then maybe FPQG is not for you. Also, you could extend the time you do all the postures to extend your overall practice time. SFQG is as well a powerful and stellar practice. With an attitude like that you probably won't get much out of SFQG. And you wouldn't deserve to either. It is above my energetic pay grade to speak on, but some lineages(Chi/the Tao?) have tests to see whether a student is worthy and can progress further. If not, no access.
  6. Thanks for sharing your story. Was this the Longmen pai tradition? It sounds similar to accomplishment I've heard of along that lineage (SFQG, Wang Li Ping, Etc).
  7. Think you caught Covid19, What to do

    Yu Ping Feng San looks like it is being prescribed to help out with the virus.
  8. How/why does qigong work?

    The simplest reason is that, living in itself is spiritual and a miracle. We lose sight of that by it becoming 'normal' and taking living for granted. Waving your arms around in certain sequences creates focuses and focal points for the energy that is already moving through and around us. There are also assisted systems that other beings assist the lineages with, like Quan yin, etc. These are benevolent beings that are supporting the growth and happiness of the universe. You can read things, but the best way to find out is to practice and instead of learning ideas, develop and know wisdom. Having ideas in your head is completely different that experiencing the wisdom with your body. Johnc
  9. John Chang Died February 5th 2020

    Condolences, and thanks for the info. The video about him was instrumental in my introduction into qigong, and for that I am grateful.
  10. Donating to temples and monasteries in China

    I think you mistranslated 麻煩 as 废话. Fuck Xi jinping indeed.
  11. Some more advice needed on practice

    It actually isn't a problem to mix currents, AFTER you have reached a level of internal skill/accomplishment. My understanding is that you will know which currents are compatible and which aren't. One of my Masters said to me very seriously, 'Dedicate yourself to me, then once you reach a certain level feel free to train with whoever you want.' The reason he said not to mix and match was that the different intentions of practice can be counter productive with each other, waste time, and confuse your energy body and development. At best you waste time, at worse you develop in painful ways or cause health issues. Best of luck, John
  12. To answer your question about how to tell if the LDT is full, and what to do, depends on the lineage. Most lineages I've worked with don't concern themselves with such questions as the practice takes care of moving things from one stage to the next. Ie, there is wisdom in the practice that guides my development. If you are attempting to practice Mo Pai, I would strongly urge caution, as there are no western teaching teachers. And I've heard of people practicing that getting more injuries, over all other systems I've heard about combined. It is important to be clear on the intent of why you are practicing and of the practices, because mixing and matching can cause conflicting information in your body. Ideally a local teacher, and if not a non-local teacher. I've traveled to meet all my teachers, and I practice in between. Once your initiated into a quality lineage you will have a connection to your teacher, and can receive training in dream, meditation, etc. Getting initiated can be as simple as being a very diligent student. Good luck. John
  13. I would really recommend you find a master, and don't mix and match practices. Depending on what lineage you are in, there are different recommendations for every component of this. To guess, Lotus Nei gong may be in line with what you are looking for.
  14. Others have shared my point much more eloquently.
  15. I 100% support keeping Drew. You all are calling what he is doing energetic rape, when.... no one, Drew included, can be conclusive toward what he was actually doing. Including his conclusions of what was happening was even true. For all we know, some girl was like 'this dude looked at me funny'. Are some of his ideas questionable? Sure. But this bullying/harassing thing you guys are up to, isn't cool. He doesn't need to apologize, because you all want him to. Especially if it is due to your bullying, or threats of banning. It would be a worthless and insincere apology anyway. If he has broken a policy, warn then ban him. If he decides to self reflect, that is up to him. It is easy to judge the past with current morals and hunt for things to be pissed about. Is he breaking the rules now though? It doesn't look like it to me. Your all's harassment of him looks pretty shitty to me. John