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  1. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    So I watched a beginning of this video and I'm curious as to what exactly you found so hilarious there. On several occasions I have found that his understanding is in fact deep however ridiculous he might appear. Not a fan of him, this is for sure.
  2. Qi/Energy Practice Over Years

    IME energy practice is an extension and a function of the degree to which physical tissue is released (song'ed). With this, even quiet sitting makes sense only if physical tissue is reasonably song'ed. This is how far I've got anyway. I mean there are certain techniques and such, but eventually you have to sit still to get something. And for this you need the tissue released.
  3. Standing Qigong pain issue

    There can be many reasons for the pain but the most likely is that some of the muscles in you right hip are frozen and weak, so the other groups of muscles have to compensate. To resolve the issue - you have to not only stretch the affected area but also strengthen the weak group of muscles. You can also read this blog post on hip pain:
  4. Any bums workout?

    You can find a good discussion on spontaneous qigong in Damo Mitchell's book 'Comprehensive Neigong'
  5. Subscribe to online yoga and do yoga at least 5 hours per week. I was in exactly your situation about 6 years ago. I'd sit a lot and was doing taiji and I thought I was covered. Taiji as taught in the West is not even remotely enough to counteract dangers of sitting jobs. Ironically, taiji encourages a drop of the pelvis so that it appears as a pelvis tuck. When you sit, your pelvis is chronically tucked. That means the taiji actually exacerbates the problem if done without this idea in mind. Most modern westerners need pelvis stick out rather than tucked. From what you wrote, you need all kinds of back bends that focus on stretching the front of the hips/kua area. Also you need to strengthen your back muscles in your lower back area and overall core. This is not 1-2 stretches you need, you need several hourly progressions done on a regular basis. This is how I have been dealing with my problems.
  6. I agree, 'Comprehensive' should come first and only after that 'the moon'. Especially if you don't have a neidan teacher. You can't really learn neidan without a teacher, but you can sit silently an hour a day and this will create a good starting point when your teacher appears. When I say sit silently I mean you sit without any agenda and try to enter stillness. With all that, you can't really enter stillness if your body tissues are not connected inside. This is where neigong comes in and you can start basic movements on your own. If you do it right, with time you can develop body connection even without a teacher, it will just take longer to figure out. You can also do online yoga to develop this connectivity and sensitivity in your body. Modern times are remarkable in terms of accessibility to information.
  7. Well yi jin jing was developed for a reason. Of course yi jin jing is not hatha yoga but it is somewhat close to it. I'm very glad I followed Damo Mitchell's advice about 4 years ago when he said yoga should take about 30% of the practice. By extension, not yoga as such but stretching, engaging the whole connective tissue lines along the body in a targeted and mindful way. I'm not sure how OP defines qigong; but if it is a set of movements designed to activate movement of the post natal qi in the body, it is obviously far from being from being even remotely enough if practised on its own.
  8. Why should the son obey the father?

    Kǒng Fūzǐ ism = good pension plan It appears not only baby boomers are/were obsessed with having proper pension plans.
  9. What does your diet look like?

    These are the key words. It is going to be your way with food and not somebody else's as every body is different. For instance, I eat breakfast, no lunch, eat dinner, and no snacks. So I eat two times a day, nothing in between, and it feels right for me now. But such way may not be good for you or somebody else. Generally, some great mind said (unfortunately I don't remember the name): eat food, mostly plants (not exact quote either). I'd add to this that it is good to alternate / rotate things you eat because all food contain something not good for the body and rotating food would be a way to reduce a negative impact on health. How to interpret words 'eat food, mostly plants'? I interpret like this. For instance, there is a fashion in the USA to eat 0% fat or 0.1% fat milk products. This in my view is just ridiculous. Natural milk products contain from 3% to 15% fat in them and this is how it should be. Eating plants - I prefer steamed veges, this is better for my digestion, and they are just delicious steamed. If you want to try raw plants - I tried it and did not like it. Didn't feel right for me. No sugar. There is more than enough sugar in food we buy in store. I stopped buying corn about 10 years ago because it became disgustingly sweet. I do like green tea with dark chocolate, but it is 90% coco content and as such minimum sugar added. Also, modern fruit are more harm than good in my opinion. Like one piece of nectarine is just a sugar bomb. I always cringe when parents buy these nectarine or peaches for their children being absolutely sure they feed them 'healthy' diet.
  10. What made so many modern people retards ?

    Well the health of the species is determined by what features are passed down the generation line. In the past, weak and unhealthy humans would die before producing any descendants. Now with all the protection, proliferation of all humans including those who should not proliferate is encouraged. There is no easy solution here as all this is a highly controversial issue.
  11. SO the first 2 or three chapters of his biography are available for free as a Kindle pre-view. To be honest, they are not very inspiring reading. I wonder whether it gets better further on?
  12. Are you serious when you call yourself a humble one?
  13. So Many Qigong Traditions : How To Approach ?

    I have witnessed this personally, when people with health problems would start doing dubious (really dubious) forms and would get better. The reason is very simple: before starting those dubious forms the problematic people hadn't done any physical movements at all developing numerous health problems from sore muscles to high blood sugar and diabetes. With this ANY physical movement would remove at least some of their problems which in fact happened and, understandably, was attributed to the miracle of qigong.
  14. healer John chang

    What I heard the reason is much more mundane.
  15. Book Recommendations

    I liked this book: There are several chapters available for free so you can try and see for yourself.