Alchemistgeorge

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  1. Qigong techniques for better, longer, deeper sleep?

    Oh, Yes. I've done a great deal of research and tried all those and many more. Avoiding alcohol for at least 5 hours before bed is a huge factor. Avoid eating a few hours before bed also helps, putting my cellphone into airplane mode, and using an app on my phone that monitors my snoring and rates my sleep quality and the effects of different factors. That kind of approach has been very helpful and resulted in a huge measurable improvement in my sleep quality and quantity. And I'd love to go even further.
  2. Qigong techniques for better, longer, deeper sleep?

    If I am reading that site correctly, the description sounds great and learning it costs $1,600 Aus (8 hours * $200 per hour) to learn - ie a bit over $1,000 US - for the first level. Have you learned this?
  3. I recently learned of a qigong technique called the Nine Turns / Sleeping loop - its in Gilles Marin's book "Healing from WIthin with Chi Nei Tsang', Gilles says its from Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong (Master Li Jun Feng). With practice one is supposed to arrive at the state of being able to fall asleep anytime you want by doing this technique for a couple of minutes! I'm skeptical, I'm practicing, if this works, well, wow! Are there are other qigong /meditation techniques that are specifically for improving the quantity and quality of sleep? We've all done meditations or practices where we inadvertently fell asleep, that is not what I'm talking about. There are also loads of techniques that will make you happier, make you healthier, build strong bodies 12 ways, and, among their long list of side effects, probably improve your sleep. I do those $!%#$ things every !$%#$ day, and I am $#[email protected]! happier, and I am healthier, and no, they haven't really improved my sleep that much, yet. Thanks
  4. The Tao Bums Interview with Bruce Frantzis - March 2011

    Here is the pdf 132904043-The-Tao-Bums-Interview-With-B-K.pdf
  5. The Tao Bums Interview with Bruce Frantzis - March 2011

    You can find the PDF on scribd, I think it is free, at least at first. https://www.scribd.com/document/132904043/The-Tao-Bums-Interview-With-B-K
  6. How to learn 'sung'?

    Wow! Thanks everybody. This is so much more than I expected to get. Now for watching video, thinking, digestion and then back to daily practice. When I wrote my initial question I neglected to mention that in addition to standing and sinking, my daily routine also includes slow deliberate movement ('cloud hands') with sinking, and a small amount of fast repetitive movement with sinking. I also do a chunk of seated meditation daily. To what extent would you all describe 'sung' as a continuous experience - like falling rain? Or is sometimes a single wave ? of sensation Or is it like dropping a stack a plates - they all fall down
  7. How to learn 'sung'?

    I am trying to learn the skill of "sung" I've seen this described as 'releasing', and 'sinking.' I've found a number of helpful mentions in various posts on the site. So far most of the instruction I have received have been along the line of 'practice it a lot, and it will happen.' I stand about 45 minutes a day, very slowly scanning through my body from top to bottom, looking for anything I can release, let go of, or let fall. Any suggestions for other things I can do (or cease to do) to would be much appreciated. Any useful sources online or in print? Thanks. Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong forum.
  8. Video 3: how (not) to consult the Yijing

    An excellent (imho) video, thanks for producing all three of these.
  9. Kundalini Awakening and Kundalini Syndrome

    Its not kundalini, its just too much hot energy in your head. You should stop doing whatever is causing the problem, and now you know what happens when you skip preliminaries or first steps. You can't build a tall building on a weak foundation. Concentrate on your lower dan tien with your tongue touching the roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth, allow the excess energy to drain down to your lower dan tien.
  10. Most Powerful Blockage Clearance Technique ?

    Sure. Consider that releasing each blockage has effects. 'side effects', 'consequences'. Consider the possibility that you are able to dissolve them at a rate that you, your body and your spirit can accommodate. Go faster if you wish a 'rougher ride.' YMMV
  11. Shan Ren Dao

    I'm looking for practical / practice-able information on the Chinese healing system known as San Ren Dao (善人道 "Way of the Virtuous Man"), most famously expounded by Wang Fengyi (?) It seems like this system provides methods of healing by releasing or processing buried emotions? This is done largely through contemplation? I'm not sure if this is a synthesis of Daoism/Buddhism/Confucianism or a Confucian system, my apologies if I have posted this in the wrong forum. There are two books by Wang Fengyi available in English and another about him, do any of these provide the kind of information that would allow one to practice this system? Are there other resources available in English - other books, websites, DVDs, youtube, classes, etc. There seems to one two week retreat each summer in the US. Let the Radiant Yang Shine Forth: Lectures on Virtue by Yousheng Li Twelve Characters: A Transmission of Wang Fengyi's Teachings by Wang Fengyi Discourse on Transforming Inner Nature: Hua Xing Tan by Wang Fengyi https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Shanrendao
  12. Taoist Books on Paperbackswap.com

    I'm posting the following books on paperbackswap.com Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon by Robert Sheaffer Mastering Miracles by Dr. Hong Liu Chuang Tzu translated by Burton Watson The Tao of War, translated by Ralph Sawyer Master Lam's Walking Chi Kung A Natural Guide to Weight Loss that Lasts by Nan Lu Sword and Brush by Dave Lowry I Ching by Cheng Yi Exercises Illustrated: Ancient Ways to Keep Fit: Zong We & Li Mao Attune your Body with Dao-In by Ni, Hua-Ching The Way of Harmony By Howard Reid The Chinese Art of Healing with Energy Qi Gong Therapy - Tzu Kuo Shih
  13. taoist and qigong resources for women

    I'm not sure if you are looking for books or teachers, here are some. I'm assuming you are beginner, or relatively new to Daoism? The Valley Spirit: A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation by Lindsey Wei my original Daoist instructor was Marie Favorito, in Boston, MA, USA - http://www.bostonhealingtao.com Immortal Sisters Conference August 2017, is already passed, but there should be resources listed on the website Eva Wong and Lilvia Kohn are both famous western scholars of Daoism and have written many books There are more books about women, written by men, not sure how interested you are in those. If you'll say more about what you want probably we can come up with more resources.
  14. Taoist Books on Paperbackswap.com

    I'm posting the following books on paperbackswap.com Uncovering the Treasure: Classical tai chi's path to internal energy and health by Stephen Hwa Chinese Qigong Outgoing Qi Therapy by Bi Yongshen Riding the Dragon, a taoist meditation guide by Liviu Argeseanu Tao & Longevity: mind-body transformation by Huai Chin Nan Seeking the Spirit of the The Book of Changes, Master Zhongxian Wu
  15. Taoist Books on Paperbackswap.com

    The Way of Qigong: the art and science of Chinese Energy Healing: Ken Cohen Taoism: John Blofeld The Secrets of the Golden Flower: Wilhem / Jung The Secret of the Golden Flower: cleary (translator) Tranquil Sitting, Yin Shih Tzu Tao & Longevity: Huai-Chin Nan (Wen Kuan Chu translator) Lieh-Tzu, Eva Wong http://www.paperbackswap.com/