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  1. Beginner: Best way to accumulate energy?

    Thanks everyone! I have a ton of info to study up on now.
  2. Beginner: Best way to accumulate energy?

    hmmmm... so what you're saying then, is to.... stretch? Thanks for the tip. I guess flexible, limber muscles will allow energy to flow easier. With what I've learned in the last little while, I'm going to change up my practice a bit. Any thoughts on using this to build a foundation? Stretching Zhan Zhaung Meditation More stretching With deep, belly breathing all throughout. At what point should I begin trying to cycle through the microcosmic orbit? Thank you for your time and your advice!
  3. Beginner: Best way to accumulate energy?

    Thank you for your replies! I'll pick up B.K. Frantzis' book. I've seen it mentioned a few times on these forums. What are some good techniques for cleansing and clearing blockages? Should I be focusing my attention on the blocked areas until I can feel them? Also, I've been following Robert Bruce's methods of feeling energy, as it seems like an effective way of learning to feel the whole body. Any thoughts on his methods?
  4. Hello, I just joined taobums; here's my opening post for introduction. I've begun to practice qigong again after several years absence. I'm wondering, what is the best way of generating and accumulating energy? So far, my practice has consisted of about 20 minutes of moving energy in my hands, 20 minutes of sitting qigong trying to feel energy in my dan tien, and 20 minutes of zen-style meditation. I only do deep belly breathing as a warm up to each exercise, after which I let my breath get shallower as I try to focus on feeling my energy. I can feel energy in my hands, in my crown and third eye fairly easily, and more subtly in my dan tien. Feeling energy anywhere else is difficult. I'm thinking that it is because I haven't accumulated enough energy to actually feel yet. Is there a standard practice that I should focus on in the beginning to generate energy in my body? I feel like my current practice is a bit, all-over-the-place. Standing on stake, sitting qigong, deep belly breathing... how do I build up my energy?
  5. New practitioner here

    Hey guys, I've been practicing meditation and qigong on and off for the past ten years, but have just recently been practicing more seriously. After reading through these forums for the past week I've come to realize my past practices have been superficial and I want to take my experiences well beyond what I've done in the past. For anyone interested, here are the books that I have in my library that I've learned from so far: ========= "Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao", Mantak Chia "The Way of Qigong", Kenneth Cohen "The Way of Energy", Master Lam Kam Chuen "The Wandering Taoist", Deng Ming-Dao "Empty Force", Paul Dong & Thomas Faffill "Dayan Qigong", Yang Meijun "Essential Tao", Thomas Cleary "Zen Meditation Therapy", Tomio Hirai "The Three Pillars of Zen", Roshi Philip Kapleau "Understanding Reality", Chang Po-tuan (This one is almost completely incomprehensible to me at the moment. Everything seems to be in code.) Dr. Glenn Morris, I have all books by this author, and he's the one who really got me interested in all of this. ========= I have some immediate questions about energy generation, but I'll post those in an on topic forum. Thank you! I look forward to being a part of this community.