Zen Pig

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started doing soto zen about 10-12 years ago.  Sat in our little forest, 2-3 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Now days, I just sit until I don't sit.
Cliff notes version:  
had the spontaneous movements, (I had to look them up, and they are called "kundalini kriya" movements, from what I remember.  never had a bad experience with these, and they eventually went away. 
After about 3 or 4 years, I stopped having nightmares.  haven't had one in 7 or 8 years.  My dreams became lucid. (I actually divide them into what I call "simi- lucid", where one is engaged in the dream, but if it starts to change in a way that is not good, then I can start over, or just change the story". then what I call "Lucid" dreams, where like most, one can fly, walk through walls, etc, the typical fully lucid dream,  and lastly what I termed "wise dreams"  which there seems to be some kind of mythic parable or story, where one just knows that something needs to be understood in it.  this kind of dream is both lucid, and many times,  I am both aware of the sleep REM state, and also aware, at the same time, being in bed. weird shit for sure.
Started doing Nei gung, (hope that is the way it is spelled now days),  and compression breath, and reverse breathing for about 40 mins a day in my sitting meditation, for the last couple of months.  the amount of energy developed is much like doing a gram of coke.  I had to cut back on the reverse breathing, as for my yang constitution, it was kind of overboard,  
Been looking for real information on nei gung breathing, or Taoist breathing, but only find shit on the internet. my acupuncturist gave me your web address. look forward to sharing experiences and tips with you all. cheers. zp
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Hello, zen pig, and welcome.


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Hi zen pig, 


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