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qi gong

Post by befriend » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:57 am

ive started practicing chi gong a small amount in the morning and evenings. it is like weight training for your energy. my chi feels very strong, clean and i feel more comfortable in my body. ive dabbled with it before, but its amazing as to how fast it works. i dont doubt the handful of years i have meditating has kind of giving a strong base for the qi gong possibly why its so succesful. as i take it qi gong is linked more so with taoism, but taoism is a pretty dhammic religion. and many buddhist practice it. just thought id share this wonderful practice with others who are want to feel better energy. apacayana. befriend.
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Re: qi gong

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:36 am

Wishing you the very best for your new-found healthy pursuit!
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Re: qi gong

Post by Buckwheat » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:53 pm

I don't know how accurate this is, but there is the catchphrase that the Chinese practice Confucianism in public, Taoism at home, and Buddhism at death.
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Re: qi gong

Post by Richard » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:36 pm

I have been doing qigong for some years, and can recommend it as a way to loosen up before meditation. It is also a great opportunity to practice mindfulness of the body. There are many forms of qigong, and some teachers have made outlandish claims for it; everyone should use their own judgement on what is best for them.

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Re: qi gong

Post by sattva » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:15 pm

Hi befriend,
I had several books probably 7-10 years ago on Chi Kung (qi gong). I learned a few of the moves, but found it difficult to keep up a practice without something more than a book. Recently, i received as gifts for birthday and Christmas some dvd's and am beginning a very light and gentle routine. We'll see if it helps. Also am starting up a yoga practice that is geared towards those who are older and infirmed. I did a very small amount of both yesterday and felt "better" afterwards. I am actually trying to wait until my new tv/dvd player which is larger to come and for my yoga mat to arrive before i begin in earnest. Keep me posted if you will, on how it goes for you. Good luck!!!

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Re: qi gong

Post by thisisanoldrule » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:36 am

Buckwheat wrote:I don't know how accurate this is, but there is the catchphrase that the Chinese practice Confucianism in public, Taoism at home, and Buddhism at death.

Maybe once upon a time, but with the Communist revolution I think these sorts of concepts fell out of favor.

.... I wonder how many actively practicing Taoists there are. :sage: Doesn't seem to be much of an online presence.

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Re: qi gong

Post by Ferox » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:36 pm

I practice PaKua Chang kung fu( circle walking, no closed fists, very good for health) and we do a half hour of circle walking which is physical and mental training including qi gong. I'm not sure I can say it's more helpful then anything else I do, but It is without a doubt good for my body.
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