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Body Energy Arts / Testing chi?
« on: March 12, 2004, 11:59:25 AM »
hi, i'm new here, but very interested in chi.  I started training TKD around 6 years ago.  When I moved to go to college, i started doing hapkido.  In TKD, we did a lot of meditation and chi excersizes/demonstrations, which i found interesting.  But here in hapkido we don't do anything like that.  

Here begins my problem.  I did Kundalini yoga last semester, which involves a lot of chi-like ideas.  For example, chanting a certain mantra is supposed to stop a bad thing thatwoudl have happend from happening.  Others are supposed to improve awareness or some other inrinsic property.

In TKD, most uses of chi translated directly into something i could test.  I coudl feel the generated heat or fight better.  And a few of the techniques, interestingly enough, also had an explanation in science (muscle memory, etc).  But in Kundalini, i couldn't tell if anything was working or not!

Obviously, not all methods of harnessing chi will work.  Websties like http://www.witchcraftmagic.com/astralprojection2.htm that provide instant answers are BS.  I'm studying to be an engineer (hence the sn), and I guess i'm approaching the subject from that viewpiont.  You guys here seem to have a lot more knoledge on the subject than me.  So how can you test if a method for usig chi works?  And how have members here done so?  Stories welcome.

PS. I prob not going to be here all weekend, a lot of midterms on monday, so don't be mad i'f i dont' reply till then

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