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Can i do 2  standing meditations 10 mins each which comes to 20mins each day morning. and then 5+5 sitting meditation. So total time is 30mins of practice everyday morning. Is it ok to do like that ?

 

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6 hours ago, APK said:

Can i do 2  standing meditations 10 mins each which comes to 20mins each day morning. and then 5+5 sitting meditation. So total time is 30mins of practice everyday morning. Is it ok to do like that ?

 


Yes this is fine. Just make sure you do roughly the same amount of each meditation to keep things balanced.

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Ok thank you l -ꦥꦏ꧀ ꦱꦠꦿꦶꦪꦺꦴ- will follow the same for a week and let u know . 

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Hello friends & Sifu Terry 

 

I do fast walking/strength training 30 mins  , 30 mins of vippasana body scan meditation in the morning

and

Low back physiotherapy (isometric exercises 90 min ) in evening 6 days a week .

 

Now I m gonna practice FPCKG in morning 30mins . 

 

Can I replace FPCKG for walking or any other workout in the morning . does walking/aerobic exercises necessary as I m practicing health Qigong ? Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

 

can I do the bodyscan meditation in the morning before FPCKG or after FPCKG ?

Can sitting meditation be done on chair ? 

 

after practicing  FPCKG how long should I have  to wait to have my breakfast? 

 

Can I have water before practicing FPCKG or should the stomach be empty? 

 

 

Clearing these doubts will be really helpful . Thank u 

 

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Hi APK,

 

Here're my thoughts on FPCK from my experience.

 

Mornings, I spend 30 minutes doing either Five Animals Frolics, stretches, or 18 Lohan hands. Evenings I spend between 30 and 40 minutes on one fpck meditation. These I alternate between a sit, a narrow standing stance meditation and a wide stance standing meditation.

 

This combination does not give me great flexibility, strength or aerobic stamina. However, I can get on my bicycle and go on a nice hour long bike ride at a pace I'm happy with and I'm quite content with my overall level of physical wellbeing.

 

I do sometimes think whether I should do physical activities that push me more, but I enjoy this routine enough that I've done it 6 days a week for the last few years. And whenever I've tried other things, I end up quitting them, so I'm kind of stuck with this.

 

On 16/06/2024 at 4:39 AM, APK said:

Can I replace FPCKG for walking or any other workout in the morning . does walking/aerobic exercises necessary as I m practicing health Qigong ? Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

 

Now this is a big question for me, because I just rely on FPCK for my physical exercise and I have to admit, there's a chance my physical wellbeing might be better if I went for a regular good jog instead. But I just get bored running and can't keep up physically pushing myself all the time.

 

 

On 16/06/2024 at 4:39 AM, APK said:

can I do the bodyscan meditation in the morning before FPCKG or after FPCKG ?

 

Highly recommend the body scan first, because that will have helped settle your mind into your body more so your FPCK session will go better.

 

 

On 16/06/2024 at 4:39 AM, APK said:

Can sitting meditation be done on chair ? 

 

Yes. The recommendation is crosslegged, which I can't do, so I use hero pose / virasana on a cushion. But I have done the seated meditations on a chair and you can still get quite a bit of benefit from that.

 

 

On 16/06/2024 at 4:39 AM, APK said:

after practicing  FPCKG how long should I have  to wait to have my breakfast? 

 

If you're experiencing a very strong flow of FPCK energy, it's actually suggested that you can cool this down by simply eating something. Now although I have experienced some good flows of energy during the meditation, they've never extended beyond the meditation itself, so I've never had to do this.

However, once I've settled back into my normal, every day state of mind, I often eat immediately afterwards with no ill effects.

 

 

On 16/06/2024 at 4:39 AM, APK said:

Can I have water before practicing FPCKG or should the stomach be empty? 

 

This is something Sifu Terry will have to answer. I definitely have an empty stomach before hand, but I also make sure I'm hydrated and I often have a sip of water just before.

 

Good luck with the practice and try things out to see what works for you.

 

 

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Thanx a lot miffymog for your excellent response. Thank u so much .I will make my own routine with this fpck  and other stuff . I will manage a plan and let u guys know the progress . Thank you so much...

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Just a quick question for Sifu Terry Dunn in relation to future ChiKung/Neikung DVD or book releases.... Is there any other DVDs in the pipeline eg Tan Tao Pai or 10,000 Buddha's??

 

Thanks 

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@zen-bear

 

Hello Sifu, hope all is well. I am a returning student. 
 

I have been called to serve my country in the armed forces. The first hurdle will be Basic Training. 
 

I feel like I have pretty good energy for my age due to having a background in qigong for many years. I have definitely received the most benefits from FPCK compared to other systems. 
 

I’m wondering if there are any FPCK mediations in particular that will benefit that sort of training more than others, as I am aware each meditation can be very different in terms the effects on the body. 
 

My instinct and experience tells me Bending the Bows, but I would be glad to have your input here. 
 

Thank you Sifu. 

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Hi Sifu terry , I have been practicing standing meditation 1 and sitting meditation 1 for past 10 days dedicatedly.i m doing the fpck without wearing shoes . I  have started having heel pain from the day i started doing the standing meditation.day by day it increased and now it's very high. It pains whenever I sit and start walking all through day.. .what should I do to counter this .

 

And regarding tongue touching roof of mouth . Should that be done only in the begining for percentage breath exercises (standing & seated ) and  it should be flat after breathing or should be up touching roof all through exercises from begining till end ??? 

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10 hours ago, APK said:

Hi Sifu terry , I have been practicing standing meditation 1 and sitting meditation 1 for past 10 days dedicatedly.i m doing the fpck without wearing shoes . I  have started having heel pain from the day i started doing the standing meditation.day by day it increased and now it's very high. It pains whenever I sit and start walking all through day.. .what should I do to counter this .

 

And regarding tongue touching roof of mouth . Should that be done only in the begining for percentage breath exercises (standing & seated ) and  it should be flat after breathing or should be up touching roof all through exercises from begining till end ??? 


Hi @APK, are you practicing on a hard floor? You can try on a rug or yoga mat and see if that helps stop the heel pain. 
 

Your tongue should touch the roof through all the exercises. 

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I m practicing on a small floor mat.

Ok.. tku will continue with tongue on roof .

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On 6/13/2024 at 11:14 PM, APK said:

Can i do 2  standing meditations 10 mins each which comes to 20mins each day morning. and then 5+5 sitting meditation. So total time is 30mins of practice everyday morning. Is it ok to do like that ?

 

Hello APK,

30 minutes of FP Qigong practice each morning (2 standing meds. + 2 seated MSW meds.) is adequate.  If  you have the time, you should also do 30 min. of practice in the evening.

 

What you should do for your daily practice session--and this applies to all beginning practitioners, as well:   gradually increase your practice to doing the first 6 standing Meditations + 3 seated MSW meds. (see below)

(a)   As I have taught in all my FP classes since 1992 and workshops since 1997, is to add one standing and one seated meditation to a base practice of 2 standing + 2 seated MSW meditations.  So you'll be practicing  3 standing + 3 seated Meds. for the next month. 

 

(b)  Then the following month add another standing med. and add a new seated MSW med.--while rotating out the first MSW... so you are practicing 4 + 3 meditations. When you ramp up to  the 4 + 3 regimen, you can decrease the duration of practice of each standing meditation to 5 min. each (20 mins. total).

 

(c)  Then the next month add another standing med., add another seated MSW med and rotate out the first seated MSW--so that you are now doing 5 standing Meds + 3 seated MSW.  ( 25 min. for standing + 15 min. 3 seated MSW = 40 min.)

 

(d)   Then increase to 6 standing meds + 3 seated MSW (adding a new MSW and rotating out the longest practiced MSW)

       Practicing the first 6 standing meditations in one session is most empowering.

       1.  Monk Gazing At Moon

       2.  Monk Holding Peach

       3.  Monk Holding Pearl

       4.  *Bending the Bows

       5.  Wind Above Clouds

       6.  Wind Through Treetops

 

• Working up to the (d) regimen requires concentration and discipline.

 

(3)   When you've learned Moonbeam Splashes on Water (Vol.3), you can make your standing practice all the moving ones:

(4, 5, 6 above + Moonbeam).  

 

(4)   Once you've learned FPHHCM Long Form Standing Meditation (Vol.4), you can just do the Long Form as your standing practice.  It subsumes the practice of all the preceding 7 standing meditations.  HOWEVER, all of the standing FP Meditations are powerful and effective, and they become even more powerful and profound once you've learned the Long Form STanding Meditation.

 

• PLUS:  Always do Bending the Bows to some degree each week.  And beginners should NOT go on to Wind Above Clouds, Wind Through Treetops, Moonbeam and the Long Form, until you've done Bending the Bows in full set of 18 repetitions at least once a week for 2 months.  First things first.  And Bending the Bows is an essential First Thing!

 

 

Again, the goal is to practice every FP meditation--standing and seated--until one becomes "saturated" with the tangible FP Healing Qi and to experience and then know precisely the effects that each and every individual FP Meditations has on the body.

 

*Best results with this regimen comes from daily practice, of course.

 

Enjoy your practice.

 

Sifu Terry

 

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On 7/6/2024 at 7:52 PM, EternalStudent said:

@zen-bear

 

Hello Sifu, hope all is well. I am a returning student. 
 

I have been called to serve my country in the armed forces. The first hurdle will be Basic Training. 
 

I feel like I have pretty good energy for my age due to having a background in qigong for many years. I have definitely received the most benefits from FPCK compared to other systems. 
 

I’m wondering if there are any FPCK mediations in particular that will benefit that sort of training more than others, as I am aware each meditation can be very different in terms the effects on the body. 
 

My instinct and experience tells me Bending the Bows, but I would be glad to have your input here. 
 

Thank you Sifu. 

Hello Eternal Student,

 

Thank you for your coming service to our country.  My father was a veteran of WW2 and the Korean War and a major cog in military intelligence in both wars for the Allies--and a huge Intelligence Operative--i.e. a spymaster--throughout all 4 years of the Korean War.  (that's how I came to be born in Mercy Army Hospital on the island of Okinawa in 1954.)   But I didn't have a "good" war to go to in 1972 (the Vietnam War was winding down) when I finished high school and I was No. 342 in the draft that year.  So I went to college.  And from college days onward, my militant enthusiasm and desire to serve in the military morphed into preserving 3 ancient Taoist monastic systems of martial and healing arts;  training law enforcement and training a contractor who trains U.S. Special Forces operators (at a private training center).

 

I’m wondering if there are any FPCK mediations in particular that will benefit that sort of training more than others, as I am aware each meditation can be very different in terms the effects on the body. 

 

Yes, for strength and fitness, do a lot of Bending the Bows--up to 18 repetitions in each sessions, if you have the time.

As I just stated above:

• PLUS:  Always do Bending the Bows to some degree each week.  And beginners should NOT go on to Wind Above Clouds, Wind Through Treetops, Moonbeam and the Long Form, until you've done Bending the Bows in full set of 18 repetitions at least once a week for 2 months.  First things first.  And Bending the Bows is an essential First Thing!

 

If you've learned Moonbeam and the capstone Long Form meditation, do those as often as you can.  Do the Long Form for strong immunity and restoration.   BUT Remember:  The FPCK system is a purely healing Qigong and works by relaxation soft and loose.

 

Except for Bending the Bows, don't think that FPCK will toughen you up (rock-up) to fuel you during intense physical activity and any type of combat.  The FP Healing Qi is purely healing and restorative.  The rest of the Bok Fu Pai system. about 95% outside of FP Qigong is all Kung Fu subsystems designed for killing.  My classmate Garry Hearfield in Australia specializes in more of the Bok Fu Pai Kung Fu styles than I do.  He might have some practices that you can learn quickly and take with you into Basic Training.  Contact him at:   

<[email protected]>

Or contact through his threads on Daobums:    https://www.thedaobums.com/profile/55645-warrior-body-buddha-mind/content/

 


Recall in past postings I told the anecdote that after one of early FP workshops (which I gave in St. Paul, MN in 1997, the group asked me for a demo of Qi or geng at a distance.  But when I tried to demonstrate the martial energy of 8 Sections Combined Kung Fu (Bat Din Gum), I fell flat like a lead balloon because I was the FP Healing Qi in me was so strong and abundant from teaching the workshop, and I didn't know then how to instantly switch over from the FP's parasympathetic, restoration mode and into to the martial mode--outside of a real fight or flight situation.  (In a real fight-or flight situation, the martial energy will instantly manifest if one has trained in kung fu).  Let this anecdote serve as evidence that FP Healing Qi is ALL HEALING and cannot be used for martial purposes.  It cannot be moved with any type of militant intent.  (I was finally able to do the demonstration of moving a hanging piece of cotton at a distance--but I had to first do a martial qigong exercise for about minute.)

 

Bending the Bows is an ingenious Qigong exercise that does a superb job of building integrated strength and perfecting Qi flow throughout the body.   When I learned BTB in 1991, I had been doing Shaolin and Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu for 17 and 15 years, respectively, and Tai Chi for 11 years.  The first week I did it, everything in my Nei Kung and Tai Chi changed.  I felt energy connections made everywhere in my body.  My Tai Chi form became more effortless, and my Tui-Shou became instantaneous, meaning, I instinctively knew how to fa-jing.

 

Best of luck and stay safe in your military service, E.S.

Plus:  "Get Some!"

 

Sifu Terry

 

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On 6/28/2024 at 1:06 AM, DanC said:

Just a quick question for Sifu Terry Dunn in relation to future ChiKung/Neikung DVD or book releases.... Is there any other DVDs in the pipeline eg Tan Tao Pai or 10,000 Buddha's??

 

Thanks 

Hi Dan C.

 

1.)  I have a Tao Tan Pai 31 Meditations book in the works.   

 

2.)  A DVD on the Tao Tan Pai 31 Basic Meditations has been on my mind for a long time.  Actually in 1991, Taoist Priest/GM Share K. Lew gave me permission to write a book and produce a video.  But for various reasons (one of them explained in the early years of this thread), he changed his mind.  Although I disagreed with him not wanting the TTP-31 to be published back then,  over time and with 33 more years of experience teaching the entire TTP Nei Kung system (6 levels, of which TTP-31 is the first), I've come around to somewhat agreeing with Grandmaster's change of mind regarding the TTP-31.  The reason:  learning TTP-31  ideally requires hands-on, in-person supervision and real-time corrections because it is so Shen-driven.  And if a beginner with no kung fu background were to learn only from a book or DVD, unless he/she were quite advanced yogically or prodigious, any form errors, and errors in eye and mind focus could easily turn into detrimental bad habits.  By "detrimental" I mean a negative effect ranging from "developing unnatural (wrong) body mechanics that would have to be fixed somewhere down the road in one's kung fu or Tai Chi career" to   "causing energy imbalances severe enough to manifest illness."

 

     - and -

 

3.)  I plan to do 3 more DVDs teaching FP Qigong:

       a.  A Vol. 8 DVD teaching another 5 of the Monk Serves Wine seated Meditations.

       b.  Vol. 9 DVD teaching a 22-movement long form seated meditation.  This long form FP seated doesn't subsume or replace practice of any of the MSW meds.  It's just a longer meditation--and something that GM Doo Wai had us practice all the time.

       c.   A DVD teaching this preparatory form for the ultra-rare internal kung fu system called 8 Sections of Energy Combined ("More rare than the Do Do Bird" -- in the words of GM Doo Wai).  This is not one of the 8 "Sections" but a preparatory exercise with its own unique breath control:

 

 

3.)  I will not publish instruction in the 10,000 Buddhas Ascend To Heaven Qigong system on any media because that system requires in-person supervision by the instructor (which these days means only me*)----and morever because the 10K Buddhas system is too powerful to teach outside of the Bok Fu Pai lineage.  Meaning:  one has to be an in-person student to learn this complete art.  (I do teach one or two of the 54 meds. during my FP Qigong workshops just for contrast and Bok Fu Pai context.)   Also, for best yogic results, and for the instructor (yours truly) to discern whether someone is spiritually fit to learn 10K Buddhas, one has to be fully versed in FP Qigong as a prerequisite.  

*footnote.  btw, there is only one other person living who learned 10K Buddhas, but I've been long out of touch and don't know if he's kept his practice up or ever deeply established the 2 other subsets of 18 meds. besides the one that he specialized in.)  

 

Thanks for asking the question.  It made me refocus on my DVD production slate.

 

Best,

 

Sifu Terry

 

 

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On 7/7/2024 at 9:49 PM, APK said:

Hi Sifu terry , I have been practicing standing meditation 1 and sitting meditation 1 for past 10 days dedicatedly.i m doing the fpck without wearing shoes . I  have started having heel pain from the day i started doing the standing meditation.day by day it increased and now it's very high. It pains whenever I sit and start walking all through day.. .what should I do to counter this .

 

And regarding tongue touching roof of mouth . Should that be done only in the begining for percentage breath exercises (standing & seated ) and  it should be flat after breathing or should be up touching roof all through exercises from begining till end ??? 

Hi APK,

 

A.   Heel pain:  If heel pain continues from the standing FP meds., go back to wearing shoes.  And well-cushioning shoes at that.  If you're feeling heel pain while sitting and also when walking, you should get examined by a podiatrist. 

    1.  Do you get heel pain when you practice any of the FP standing meditations--e.g.  Bending the Bows, Vol.3 Meds., etc.??

    2.  Are you certain the heel pain started right when you started FP standing meditations?  Think about what else was going on in your life at that time and on that day.

Footnote:   As I've said kazillion times here and every where I teach the art since 1992, FP Qigong adds no stress to the human process.  If it was doing the wuchi basic stance in MGM, MHPeach, and MHPearl that caused the start of your heel pain, then any Wuchi practice such as Zhan Zhuang would have done the same thing.

 

That said, I can't suggest anything to "counter" the heel pain other than putting on very comfortable, supportive shoes.  I can't suggest anything else without seeing your practice--best in person, but via Zoom or video conferencing may work.  LMK if you want to book a private online session.  Only suggestion for now is to take a break from the FP Standing Meds.

 

B.   Tongue touching roof of mouth:   

Do this when you do the breath-control formula at the start of each meditation AND throughout the entire the meditation-- until you take the terminating 3 full breaths and exhale through the mouth on the third breath. (You take the tongue off the roof of the mouth on that 3rd breath when you exhale through the mouth.)

Good question.  Thanks for asking.

 

Sifu Terry

 

 

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On 6/15/2024 at 11:39 PM, APK said:

Hello friends & Sifu Terry 

 

I do fast walking/strength training 30 mins  , 30 mins of vippasana body scan meditation in the morning

and

Low back physiotherapy (isometric exercises 90 min ) in evening 6 days a week .

 

Now I m gonna practice FPCKG in morning 30mins . 

 

Can I replace FPCKG for walking or any other workout in the morning . does walking/aerobic exercises necessary as I m practicing health Qigong ? Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

 

can I do the bodyscan meditation in the morning before FPCKG or after FPCKG ?

Can sitting meditation be done on chair ? 

 

after practicing  FPCKG how long should I have  to wait to have my breakfast? 

 

Can I have water before practicing FPCKG or should the stomach be empty? 

 

 

Clearing these doubts will be really helpful . Thank u 

 

Hello APK,

 

I written a detailed to this post last month, but I was at a cafe with crappy WiFi and the message apparently got eaten.  Here are answers again (in bold):

 

Can I replace FPCKG for walking or any other workout in the morning .

NO.  FPCK does not replace the benefits of walking or any mild aerobic exercise.

 

does walking/aerobic exercises necessary as I m practicing health Qigong ?

NO.  But it's good to have a balanced lifestyle and exercise program that includes mild aerobic exercixe like walking.

 

Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

I don't know what you're asking here.

 

can I do the bodyscan meditation in the morning before FPCKG or after FPCKG ?

I don't know what bodyscan meditation  is and don't want to guess.  To get an answer, you would have top show me what it is.

 

Can sitting meditation be done on chair ? 

Yes, but only if you can't do it in half-lotus  or seated cross-legged positions.

 

after practicing  FPCKG how long should I have  to wait to have my breakfast? 

5 minutes is enough.  It also depends if you want to enjoy the post-practice benefits of FP Qigong.   Experienced FP practitioners can eat immediately after doing FP if they want to TURN OFF the cultivation.

But do not eat within 30 minutes before practicing FPCK.

 

Can I have water before practicing FPCKG or should the stomach be empty? 

Water is fine.  Stomach empty is fine.  Stomach empty is not a requirement.  But as stated above:   do not eat within 30 minutes before practicing FPCK.

 

Enjoy your FPCK practice.

 

Sifu Terry

 

https://www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html

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FLYING PHOENIX QIGONG WORKSHOP: 14-hour Immersive Training with Master Terence Dunn, July 19 to 21, in Highland, NY –– ZOOMABLE!

 

Hello to all FP Qigong practitioners and subscribers:

On July 19, 20 and 21, I will be conducting a 14-hour immersive workshop in Ehrmei Mountain Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong that is open to beginners but will be also focus on the intermediate practices of our art.  Come in person if you are anywhere near New Paltz, NY.  There is nothing like 14 hours of FP Qigong training.  It's called deep saturation of the FP Healing Qi.   Since the spring of 2023, I've had dedicated students flying in from Iowa, No. Carolina, and Virginia to this and my TTP-31 workshops.

 

The seven 2-hour sessions of this workshop are Zoom-able;  I hope you will join us. 
 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Besides teaching all the material on the CKFH DVD series Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 as usual, in this workshop I will also teach samples from:

   A.   Advanced Flying Phoenix Meditations (9 standing)

   B.  10,000 Buddhas Ascend to Heaven Qigong

   C   Feng Do Duk's Ten San-Gung Meditations

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  

The 3-day immersive workshop, May 24 to May 26, consists of 7 two-hour sessions with 2 sessions on Friday, 3 on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday at these times (EST):

Friday: 3pm - 5pm; 7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Saturday: 10am - noon; 2:30pm - 4:30pm; 7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Sunday: 1 0am - noon; 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST

 
TUITION:
 
$440 early registration till July 12; $495 after July 12

• ZOOM participation:    $40 per each 2-hour session or $250 for all 7 sessions                                                                 [Zoom log-on links will be emailed to registrants the day before the workshop beings]

Note:   All questions posed by Zoom participants are answered and form corrections are given to Zoomers as thoroughly they are given to my in-person attendees.

• Please send tuition via Paypal (to [email protected]) or via Zelle (to [email protected] ) •

LODGING at Dragon Nest retreat center  https://www.terrapia.org/single-post/dragonnest                                                                    Single room $150 per night,  Double room $75 per night Dorm floor bed $55 per night Food:  Breakfast and lunch $50 Food and lodging early registration till July 12:  10% off

Please register early, we have a limited number of spaces and rooms:   
two single bed rooms with queen size beds
-  two rooms with two twin side beds
- seven twin dorm (floor) beds
Total accommodations:  13 - 15 people

• Room and Meal plan payments: Zelle, Venmo 9738969320

(Lodging is also available at numerous motels and lodges in the New Paltz area.)

 

SEE YOU IN PERSON OR ON ZOOM IN 9 DAYS!

 

Sifu Terry

 

P.S.  Complete details (the whole hog) are on this Newsletter issue:  https://open.substack.com/pub/terencedunn/p/flying-phoenix-qigong-workshop-14-9b9?r=5i7g9&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

 

 

 

 

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On 7/11/2024 at 3:42 AM, zen-bear said:

Hello APK,

 

I written a detailed to this post last month, but I was at a cafe with crappy WiFi and the message apparently got eaten.  Here are answers again (in bold):

 

Can I replace FPCKG for walking or any other workout in the morning .

NO.  FPCK does not replace the benefits of walking or any mild aerobic exercise.

 

does walking/aerobic exercises necessary as I m practicing health Qigong ?

NO.  But it's good to have a balanced lifestyle and exercise program that includes mild aerobic exercixe like walking.

 

Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

I don't know what you're asking here.

 

can I do the bodyscan meditation in the morning before FPCKG or after FPCKG ?

I don't know what bodyscan meditation  is and don't want to guess.  To get an answer, you would have top show me what it is.

 

Can sitting meditation be done on chair ? 

Yes, but only if you can't do it in half-lotus  or seated cross-legged positions.

 

after practicing  FPCKG how long should I have  to wait to have my breakfast? 

5 minutes is enough.  It also depends if you want to enjoy the post-practice benefits of FP Qigong.   Experienced FP practitioners can eat immediately after doing FP if they want to TURN OFF the cultivation.

But do not eat within 30 minutes before practicing FPCK.

 

Can I have water before practicing FPCKG or should the stomach be empty? 

Water is fine.  Stomach empty is fine.  Stomach empty is not a requirement.  But as stated above:   do not eat within 30 minutes before practicing FPCK.

 

Enjoy your FPCK practice.

 

Sifu Terry

 

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Will FPCKG be enough to be healthy which prevents lifestyle diseases other than aerobic or walking etc .

 

I don't know what you're asking here.

 

I m asking will practicing FPCKG alone be enough for a person to be healthy along with good food diet and sleep so i can focus only on this fpckg other than any other workout/gym  or exercises etc ..

 

 

I don't know what bodyscan meditation  is and don't want to guess.  To get an answer, you would have to show me what it is.

 

 Bodyscan is meditation where you scan your body with mind keeping awareness in each parts . It's called vippasana meditation which was taught by buddha. 

 

 

Thank you Sifu terry for guiding me 

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On 7/11/2024 at 2:57 AM, zen-bear said:

Hi APK,

 

A.   Heel pain:  If heel pain continues from the standing FP meds., go back to wearing shoes.  And well-cushioning shoes at that.  If you're feeling heel pain while sitting and also when walking, you should get examined by a podiatrist. 

    1.  Do you get heel pain when you practice any of the FP standing meditations--e.g.  Bending the Bows, Vol.3 Meds., etc.??

    2.  Are you certain the heel pain started right when you started FP standing meditations?  Think about what else was going on in your life at that time and on that day.

Footnote:   As I've said kazillion times here and every where I teach the art since 1992, FP Qigong adds no stress to the human process.  If it was doing the wuchi basic stance in MGM, MHPeach, and MHPearl that caused the start of your heel pain, then any Wuchi practice such as Zhan Zhuang would have done the same thing.

 

That said, I can't suggest anything to "counter" the heel pain other than putting on very comfortable, supportive shoes.  I can't suggest anything else without seeing your practice--best in person, but via Zoom or video conferencing may work.  LMK if you want to book a private online session.  Only suggestion for now is to take a break from the FP Standing Meds.

 

B.   Tongue touching roof of mouth:   

Do this when you do the breath-control formula at the start of each meditation AND throughout the entire the meditation-- until you take the terminating 3 full breaths and exhale through the mouth on the third breath. (You take the tongue off the roof of the mouth on that 3rd breath when you exhale through the mouth.)

Good question.  Thanks for asking.

 

Sifu Terry

 

 

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Heel pain reduced 70%  after changing to thick yoga matt. 

Thanx to -ꦥꦏ꧀ ꦱꦠꦿꦶꦪꦺꦴ- for his suggestion 

 

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On 7/10/2024 at 8:51 PM, zen-bear said:

Hello APK,

30 minutes of FP Qigong practice each morning (2 standing meds. + 2 seated MSW meds.) is adequate.  If  you have the time, you should also do 30 min. of practice in the evening.

 

What you should do for your daily practice session--and this applies to all beginning practitioners, as well:   gradually increase your practice to doing the first 6 standing Meditations + 3 seated MSW meds. (see below)

(a)   As I have taught in all my FP classes since 1992 and workshops since 1997, is to add one standing and one seated meditation to a base practice of 2 standing + 2 seated MSW meditations.  So you'll be practicing  3 standing + 3 seated Meds. for the next month. 

 

(b)  Then the following month add another standing med. and add a new seated MSW med.--while rotating out the first MSW... so you are practicing 4 + 3 meditations. When you ramp up to  the 4 + 3 regimen, you can decrease the duration of practice of each standing meditation to 5 min. each (20 mins. total).

 

(c)  Then the next month add another standing med., add another seated MSW med and rotate out the first seated MSW--so that you are now doing 5 standing Meds + 3 seated MSW.  ( 25 min. for standing + 15 min. 3 seated MSW = 40 min.)

 

(d)   Then increase to 6 standing meds + 3 seated MSW (adding a new MSW and rotating out the longest practiced MSW)

       Practicing the first 6 standing meditations in one session is most empowering.

       1.  Monk Gazing At Moon

       2.  Monk Holding Peach

       3.  Monk Holding Pearl

       4.  *Bending the Bows

       5.  Wind Above Clouds

       6.  Wind Through Treetops

 

• Working up to the (d) regimen requires concentration and discipline.

 

(3)   When you've learned Moonbeam Splashes on Water (Vol.3), you can make your standing practice all the moving ones:

(4, 5, 6 above + Moonbeam).  

 

(4)   Once you've learned FPHHCM Long Form Standing Meditation (Vol.4), you can just do the Long Form as your standing practice.  It subsumes the practice of all the preceding 7 standing meditations.  HOWEVER, all of the standing FP Meditations are powerful and effective, and they become even more powerful and profound once you've learned the Long Form STanding Meditation.

 

• PLUS:  Always do Bending the Bows to some degree each week.  And beginners should NOT go on to Wind Above Clouds, Wind Through Treetops, Moonbeam and the Long Form, until you've done Bending the Bows in full set of 18 repetitions at least once a week for 2 months.  First things first.  And Bending the Bows is an essential First Thing!

 

 

Again, the goal is to practice every FP meditation--standing and seated--until one becomes "saturated" with the tangible FP Healing Qi and to experience and then know precisely the effects that each and every individual FP Meditations has on the body.

 

*Best results with this regimen comes from daily practice, of course.

 

Enjoy your practice.

 

Sifu Terry

 

https://www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html

terencedunn.substack.com

 

 

Will follow this exactly Sifu . Thank u 

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On 11/07/2024 at 3:40 AM, zen-bear said:

Hi Dan C.

 

1.)  I have a Tao Tan Pai 31 Meditations book in the works.   

 

 

Look forward to reading this book, looking through the older post's here there was also mention of a Flying Phoenix book.. Will that also be released in the near future?

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