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Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong RE: Experiences of Qigong Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 5:20 AM Nick W (aka Bagpuss) Posts: 578 Join Date: 11/2/11 Recent Posts RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 7:19 AM as a reply to Nick W (aka Bagpuss). Hey Nick, what are you looking for with a Qigong practice? Are you health oriented? Martial Arts oriented? Willing to boost your meditation? Aiming to see energy at display? Siddhis? Is anyone here doing Qigong? If so, what do you think of it? And do you have any suggestions for getting started? Top Nick W (aka Bagpuss) Pablo . P Nick W (aka Bagpuss) anti anti camper Pablo . P Nick W (aka Bagpuss) anti anti camper Nikolai . Pablo . P Aduro T 3/8/13 5:20 AM 3/8/13 7:19 AM 3/8/13 7:50 AM 3/8/13 7:58 AM 3/8/13 10:35 AM 3/8/13 1:14 PM 3/8/13 2:01 PM 3/8/13 3:53 PM 3/9/13 12:35 PM 3/9/13 1:40 PM

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Hey Pablo. Health, particularly in regard to better flow of energy around the body.. Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 7:58 AM as a reply to Nick W (aka Bagpuss). There are literally thousands of qigong techniques. One of the easiest ways to get started is "Eight Pieces of Brocade" (Ba

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Duan Jin). There are many videos on youtube of this form from which you could learn it and practice it. Taiji is a form of qigong as is Bagua circle walking. I recommend the books "Daost Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change" by Damo Mitchell and "Opening the Energy Gates of your Body" by Bruce Frantzis. aac Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 10:35 AM as a reply to Nick W (aka Bagpuss). - Spring Forest Qigong (probably the most recommended Entry Level Qigong in Taoist energetic circles) is much like scanning but with a heavy emphasis in visualization link Here's the manual in Scribd.com - Flying Phoenix Chi Kung (this one I tried longer) is a blend of soft tummo practice with health qigong, but time consuming (2hrs daily). link If you're interested, I could send my 6 DVDs set for free. We'll have to work out how to send them from my country though. There's a +100 pages ongoing thread with Q&A between the teacher and practitioners in Taobums - Feng Zhi Qiang's Hunyuan Qigong (I have been doing a subset of it for 6 years) is more bodily focused, working on circulation and nurturing dantiens. It's the one I would definitively recommend, though I have made some variations to suit my current needs. Here's the manual in Scribd.com and one of a +1000 videos at youtube. - Bruce Frantzis' exercises in his book "Opening the Energy Gates of your Body" are an excellent complement to meditation. Probably not powerful as other qigongs but really doing the job to enhance your meditation practice. I do some exercises from my Taiji school that are very similar. - Jenny Lamb's Qigong link. I've read many good reports on her qigong. And it seems that she's a centered person, definitively a plus plus in wacky Taoist circles ;o) I've read that the heavily promoted Kunlun Qigong is a subset of Jenny Lamb's plus some other stuff. Added: If possible, try to contact Triple Think (Nathan) and or Chuck Kasmire, old posters here, as it seems that they have studied with accomplished qigong masters. Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 1:14 PM as a reply to Pablo . P.

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Thanks AAC and Pablo. Tons of good stuff there Pablo, much appreciated. Im off on retreat tomorrow but may well take you up on your kind offer when i get back (though I will pay the postage of course! and return to you) Have you guys realised any benefits you can directly attribute to Qigong practice? I was thinking of just doing the "lifting the sky" movements while on retreat. The reason I am interested is mostly health related but also curiosity as I feel so much vibration in the body all the time, it may be beneficial to try to manipulate it a bit. Working with pranayama practices has not yielded much... Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 2:01 PM as a reply to Nick W (aka Bagpuss). Baggy,

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I'm convinced there are health benefits to qigong though they are harder to measure than, say, running or weight lifting. As a moving meditation it is great for body-based awareness and to get out of the mind a bit. In this sense I find it very calming and centering. Perhaps the most direct benefits were observed some months ago when I was having strange and slightly frightening de-realization experiences which I think are related to my formal meditation practice. Qigong was a huge stabilizing force at that time. aac Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/8/13 3:53 PM as a reply to anti anti camper. "Where conciousness goes, chi/qi/ki follows." Someone in the know.

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Have you guys realised any benefits you can directly attribute to Qigong practice? I was thinking of just doing the "lifting the sky" movements while on retreat. The reason I am interested is mostly health related but also curiosity as I feel so much vibration in the body all the time, it may be beneficial to try to manipulate it a bit. Working with pranayama practices has not yielded much...

My actual Qigong practice is on maintenance mode for the last two years, when I finally dropped all hopes of attaining enlightenment through energetic practices, and got close to Dharmma. So I do just a subset of the Qigong exercises in order to keep healthy and boost my meditation. Regarding benefits, I don't see any particular one. But the thing is that when you stop doing them, your health worsen. By unhealthy I mean, muscular / bone / nerve pains, and organ diseases. You'll still have back pain or stiff neck if you have a bad postural habits. Though you may experience some interesting stuff with energy, the bottom line is expect nothing. If you are here at DhO engaged in your meditation practice, then you're already on the right track [I'm telling this to myself too, of course]. My opinion (and my Taiji teacher's too) is that high level qigong and alchemical Taoist practices are for people with 3rd Path o more. You may reap some benefits if your're a kinesthetic guy (in the NLP classification) and have strong concentration, but then perhaps that's more close to the magick path. Top RE: Experiences of Qigong 3/9/13 1:40 PM as a reply to Pablo . P. Aduro T Posts: 24 Join Date: 6/6/12 Recent Posts My perspective on this is that moving meditation and meditation in daily life really complements sitting meditation a lot. Qigong can potentially act as a balanced moving meditation that can hit a lot of different areas. It can also show you how to do a lot of moving meditations that can be used in your daily life. If trained properly, it can provide an incredible assortment on benefits. It shouldn't really be done in isolation, or without having other aspects of a healthy life. You ought to have a healthy diet, take care of yourself, compassion for yourself and others, have a social life, perhaps do some nei gong, perhaps some sitting meditation regardless. From my perspective, balance and harmony is important when it comes to developmental practices. I suspect that those who seem to progress fast in meditation have an imbalance that desires meditation. Top

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