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The Dao De Jing: A Qigong Interpretation?

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1 hour ago, dawei said:

 

In a very small nutshell, Yang say it is "Self-Inner Observation".    

Thanks, was always curious about it. So its not really a breathing?

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This is a page from the 2nd chapter.

He seems very sincere and is focused on living from the lower centres Solar Plexus (true subconscious mind) and presumably the Dantien.
He doesn't know how to awaken the higher centres (Heart and Head) and so discards them for the sake of peace, which is fine but then he rationalises this attitude as the Natural Way and Forgiveness which is not correct.   Those areas remain disharmonious simply because you are not awakening them.  It is not Natural to discard anything.  Nor is "forgiveness" anything like a compete representation of the power of the awakened Heart.  

 

In fact Tao is not neutrality at all.
Yin and Yang do not cancel each other out to be hermaphrodite.
Yin must be Yin and strong.
Yang must be Yang and strong.
Then Yin meets Yang and Bang.
Bang is life.

He seems to be identified with the traditional suppressive elements of oriental culture, which keep everyone calm but do not produce much Yuan.   As humans are disharmonious we can understand that some suppression can be kept whilst other areas cultivated, but it is regrettable and must give way to complete expression of Tao in the long run.
 

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1 hour ago, dawei said:

 

In a very small nutshell, Yang say it is "Self-Inner Observation".   The five regulations are important but regulating the mind is paramount to discard ego and not have any plan of progress, and to avoid emotional disturbance.   So there is a physiological preparation in Yang's method.  

 

sorry, incomplete.   There is a physiological and and a psychological preparation/part. 

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35 minutes ago, Taoist Texts said:

Thanks, was always curious about it. So its not really a breathing?

 

Sorry again.. my small nutshell was sharing too small a view more about the basis of the journey.   So I'll share more on the practice.

 

He talks of breathing methods as:

1. Normal

2. Normal abdominal

3. Reverse abdominal

4. EB

5. Skin - Marrow

6. Five gates

7. Spiritual

 

Under EB, he says this allows one to store Qi in the real LDT.   It seems less a technique then the state of mind to foster the creation of an spiritual embryo as he continues to talk about methods #2,3,7; the last one he claims you better buy his next book to understand!  LOL

 

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