Master of Arts
- Feb 12, 2007
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But, I disagree that the measurement for someone's level of mastery and correct utilization of chi/qi cannot be based on there "basics" of energy cultivation.
Lets look at small circulation a semi advance form.
If you are keep losing Jing and not transforming it into Qi you will not be able to perform this correctly. This goes back to a very basic theory or San Bao(three treasures)
I agree and I am not against them. I only speak about Qigong though.There are many ways to raise and cultivate energy, and not all of them are Eastern.
Well the different sects of Taoism would say otherwise about different cultivation methods and disagree with the Buddhist cultivation but the theory still remains the same.Just because someone uses qi/chi/energy and cultivates it differently than what you were taught doesn't make it 'wrong" or inferior. Just different.
Even in Sexual Taoism is the same which is why such classics as the Harmonizing Yin and Yang could be read different ways.
I agree not every Qigong set is for everyone. Sometimes you have to go thru forms like Ba duan jin to correct stagnation in order to be able to go to other forms.Some methods may work better for one person than another, just like regular martial arts. Sure, some styles my be more efficient, but that doesn't always make them the best for every individual.
There are plenty of people who do this. Xue Sheng here loves to mention Qigong psychosis as much as he likes mentioning Michelle Yeoh. Some people have actually gone blind practicing incorrectly.I've heard people say alot that you can 'hurt' yourself with your own energy if you do things 'incorrectly'. I do wonder, and it's possibly out of ignorance, but how can you harm yourself with your own energy?
How do people injure themselves by NOT UNDERSTANDING THEORY!!
Especially when simply meditating and breathing on increasing flow, cultivation, and such? The only thing I could think of is one may get too much energy built up and need to ground the excess energy?
If it enters a cavity and causes stagnation(this sometimes happen in the Hui yin point when men try to stop there ejaculation)
It can happen at the Jade Pillow point (nao hu GV17) when performing small circulation because it is a difficult spot to direct Qi it can stagnate causing Headaches and Neck pain.
No fighting at allNot wanting to start a fight now, just really curious since I've been introduced to a different way of thinking about chi/qi than alot of folks that talk about the eastern ways.
I am not interested in other systems and since Qi is a Chinese word it belongs in Qigong.