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#205436 - 11/23/05 03:31 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: harlan]
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Its MA gone wild! Watch hot MA on MA action! Visit a Dojo near you! ;D

Seriously though, its so hard to find anyone with a lick of knowledge about Qigung/Chikung/QiGong (all the other alternate writings of it)and the energetic internal arts that when you find someone with knowledge and interest in it... Well, you kind of have to jump on them.


LOL I seriously had a person trying to teach me Rising Fire Chi meditations (I realized later this guy was a crock...)

and he said Chi... as "Ch EYE"... I kid you not... He was a guest speaker at a Seisshan I was at. As soon as he spoke, I think half the class simply shut down. I tried to stay receptive, but his talk of energy was almost like... God, this is so disrespectful but true. It was almost like he'd read one to many fantasy novels and was trying to incorporate them into his art... It was... Interesting. On the brighter note, I watched a Misogi that was absolutely breath taking by an 80 year old woman. She could barely move when she stood up, I almost heard her hip creak like a rusty gate. Yet, (In an almost eerie tribute to Morihei Ueshiba) when she got her hands on the ... The Jo with cloth on it (Excuse my ignorance) she livened up quite a bit!


Edited by phoenixsflame (11/23/05 03:35 PM)
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#205437 - 11/23/05 03:39 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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Well, if ButterflyPalm decides to start a thread on the subject, I'll certainly attend class.

'Misogi'...purification/water ritual?


Edited by harlan (11/23/05 03:47 PM)

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#205438 - 11/23/05 04:56 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: harlan]
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Quote:

Well, if ButterflyPalm decides to start a thread on the subject, I'll certainly attend class.

'Misogi'...purification/water ritual?






Basically its just a clensing of the practice area before and after some practices. It can be very mundane, or very beautiful depending on the instructor. I've seen very calm, short ones, and the long drawn out ones.

Its more an aspect of Shinto, than actual buddhism. But, then again. Zen Buddhism has a lot of aspects of Shinto, more than the Tibetan/Mahayana buddhisms.
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#205439 - 11/23/05 10:25 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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You seem to know a lot...for a 23 year old.

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#205440 - 11/24/05 12:10 AM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: harlan]
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You seem to know a lot...for a 23 year old.




He could have had 23 reincarnations alresdy; you of all people could have surmised that.

Maybe he was my monkey boy (or vice versa) in our previous incarnations and the present one is just another playout of an unending journey?

As for the chasing between Matt, Budoc and Brian, well, for purposes of fear of repercussive karma, I'll not comment further, but will just let them play out theirs
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#205441 - 11/24/05 02:23 AM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: ButterflyPalm]
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See, thats the great thing about having insomnia, you learn so much in the time that other people are sleeping. See, think of it like this.

If I only sleep for 6 hours a night, instead of eight... for say.... Two months. That gives me 60 hours of extra time...

Thus, I've been doing that the whole of my life past 13... Come on Insomnia! woo!
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#205442 - 11/30/05 04:54 AM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: phoenixsflame]
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See, thats the great thing about having insomnia, you learn so much in the time that other people are sleeping. See, think of it like this.

If I only sleep for 6 hours a night, instead of eight... for say.... Two months. That gives me 60 hours of extra time...

Thus, I've been doing that the whole of my life past 13... Come on Insomnia! woo!




LOL
I have an easier solution, just move to a different time zone.

Then you will be here an no-one else will be.
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#205443 - 12/01/05 07:56 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: Reiki]
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LOL
I have an easier solution, just move to a different time zone.

Then you will be here an no-one else will be.



"unfortunately", this place is quite a popular around the globe, and it's hard to find an unused timezone: there are people from the US, from Europe, and form other places...
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#205444 - 12/10/05 12:52 PM Post deleted by oldman [Re: harlan]
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#205445 - 12/10/05 02:47 PM Re: What does Chi Kung actually do? [Re: cks_cropper]
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Actually, there is a good source of information out there, but it isn't in any martial arts related texts.

Try looking for Randolph Stone's big books on Polarity Therapy, which is a part of massage therapy.

When I was getting my license as a massge therapist, I came across Randolph's Stone's work.

Polarity Therapy focuses more on energy, and how to manipulate it.

I was able to get copies of both his main texts through the inter-library loan system.

However, please keep one thing in mind, Stone was somewhat eccentric, and alot of polarity therapists believe that even he-Stone didn't always understand all of what he was teaching.

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