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  1. Normal Breathing vs. Reverse Breathing

    Thanks for your input joeblast. What is your opinion on practicing chigong or neigong after having sex and ejaculating? Do you believe the dantien is in a weakened state and vulnerable to damage if energy cultivation practices are ensued immediately after?
  2. Normal Breathing vs. Reverse Breathing

    Thank you all for your feedback. It sounds to me like experimentation w/ several breathing styles may be conducive to achieving specific goals, depending on the individual. I'm starting to fair closer to learning how to develop a deep intuitive understanding of energy work in regards to me as an individual, as opposed to a rigid structured discipline for the masses. I do believe that some things are universal, such as deep, slow, controlled belly breathing for energy cultivation and mind regulation...not to mention the benefit of daily practice. The more the better...within reason. My dilemma is my conditioned desire for a structured, well-versed, historical practice that I can use for an extended period of time, as opposed to just "wingin it". I've done Mantak Chia's stuff and wasn't a big fan. I've tried Mo Pai and...although I do believe it's very powerful, I feel it's not very multi-dimentional in it's benefits and calls for quite a bit of self-deprivation in the sexual activity department. Not very conducive for a man in search of a woman.
  3. I'm curious as to what member's thoughts are on reverse breathing vs. normal breathing during Taoist Alchemy practices. I've been practicing a form of Taoist meditation that concentrates specifically on storing chi in the dantien w/out circulation..using only reverse breathing. I feel as if there are quite a few conflicting schools of thought on this particular type of energy cultivation. One being that reverse breathing isn't healthy for you and doesn't accumulate more chi than deep diaphragmatic breathing. The other that believes that it does. I've read more books than I can remember on Taoist Alchemy, qigong, and neigong, and have heard many different theories...some of which conflict w/ each other. Alot of it seems to center around reverse breathing vs. normal breathing and refraining from meditative alchemical practice for 36hrs after ejaculation. I've even heard that you can tear your dan tien if you practice before 36hrs. Any help would be much appreciated! Also..does anyone know what type of breathing techniques were used in Liping's Dragon's Gate training? Thanks!
  4. Hello

    Hello Everyone, My name is Steve and I'm from Philadelphia, PA. I'm a Southern Mantis practitioner and a newbie in internal alchemy. Thank you admin's for providing such a great site. It's very insightful and classy. I'm looking for some guidance in my practice and hoping to contribute as well. I'm kinda lost at this point in my self-cultivation path. Too many paths and too little guidance. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Steve [southern Mantis (sn)]