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Other / Re: Stretching and Yoga
« on: June 19, 2015, 05:03:21 PM »
Thanks guys! Another question. In his article veos says to do yoga in the order of asana, pranayama, and pratyahara. Should i wait until i can sit in a specific asana before i start pranayama, or can i just sit cross legged and start right now?

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Other / Stretching and Yoga
« on: June 12, 2015, 07:34:48 PM »
I've attempted to practice veos' yoga in his "The Practice of Yoga" but I can't even do half of them because I'm not flexible enough. What are some stretching routines that some of you recommend for these? Also, when is the best time to stretch, in the morning or in the evening?

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I find that keeping my eyes open is very difficult, so I decided to focus on the breath instead. Will this have the same effect as focusing on something with my eyes open? Anyway, I found it very difficult to focus solely on the breath. My mind wanders without me noticing until I am thinking of something far away from my breath. On the days that I have somewhat few thoughts though, my head starts vibrating slightly.

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Lifting the Sky: I didn't feel an sort of energy moving, it just seemed like a normal exercise. Then again, my insensitivity may be due to my inexperience

Pushing water: As I came back up, I had a slight feeling of energy moving down my arms and into my hands.

Shaolin Archer: Same with the Lifting the Sky exercise. I didn't feel anything particularly out of the blue, but I did feel a slight pull in my fingers as I extended them. Perhaps this feeling is the feeling of the tendons moving?

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Qigong Study Group (2013) / Re: Breaking the Ice
« on: May 28, 2013, 07:31:49 PM »
Name: Michael
Age: 14
Location: Washington, USA
Favorite Food: Come to think of it, I can't think of a food that I DON'T like  :)
Hobbies: music, reading, origami, philosophy, Buddhism, Daoism
Profession: student
Likes: honesty, compassion, wisdom, peace of mind
Dislikes: egotistic people, inequality, people who think they are invisible
Previous training and study: little to none

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Other / Re: Unknown Meditaion
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:50:30 PM »
Did you read the description? This is Thich Quang Duc, look him up in Wikipedia if you need to. He most likely felt pain, but through his strong belief for equal rights for Buddhists in Vietnam, he didn't care. He believed that it would finally change his country. I always read that while you meditate, you should ignore all physical sensations, for they are just distractions from what you are focusing on. Maybe he was so concentrated, he completely disregarded the pain? But whether meditation without pain is possible is irrelevant. The Thich Quang Duc was trying to make a political statement, not to show off any sort of "power".

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Chinese herbalism or Ayurvedic medicine
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:15:41 PM »
I myself do not know much about Chinese herbalism, but my grandparents go to a TCM doctor regularly, so I guess I could ask him if you want?

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Body Energy Arts / Re: 2nd Veritas Qigong Study Group
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:54:34 PM »
Please excuse my late sign up. Is there still room for one more?

-Henry

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Initiation into Yoga
« on: August 29, 2012, 05:35:24 PM »
Wait, does that mean I have to pay?

Also, a question about mudras. Can two mudras be used at the same time?

I just had a talk with my grandmother, who caught me trying to meditate. She told me that I shouldn't practice this, because I'm not old enough to understand right from wrong. I don't know, but maybe this is true. So it got me thinking, why is there no talk about the dangers of meditation, instead presented as being infinitely good for you? Surly there must be some bad things that come of meditation, and in general, spirituality, right?

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Initiation into Yoga
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:32:19 PM »
Thanks again man. I've got a question about a mantra. What does Om Mani Padme Hum mean? I searched google, but I have yet to find a proper definition. Also, I am interested in  kriya yoga. How would I start?

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Initiation into Yoga
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:02:24 PM »
Alright. Though I do have a question about cracking your joints. When I do rite 3 for the first time in a day, my back cracks. Though I know cracking isn't good for me, but sometimes I can't help it. For instance, sometimes just flexing my toes causes them to crack. And if I don't crack them for a while, they'll develop a sort of uncomfortable feeling, almost like tightness. How would I stop this?

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Chi and Ancient Arts / Re: Mantra Meditation
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:44:37 PM »
A question about mudras. Can two mudras be used at the same time? I'm thinking probably yes, that's why so many Indian deities have multiple hands. But I could be interpreting them wrong.

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Body Energy Arts / Re: Initiation into Yoga
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:39:30 PM »
Thanks a lot man. The five rites seem to be useful. However, I had some problems with your other link immediately after seeing it, and didn't even click on it. I heard You can drive yourself insane if you try to raise Kundalini if you're not prepared or well conditioned. Is this true?

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Body Energy Arts / Initiation into Yoga
« on: August 27, 2012, 10:00:03 PM »
Hello all. I would like to begin in yoga, though I don't know where to start. Perhaps a teacher would benefit me, however, I neither have the money to spend, nor the pride to walk into a class of women. Hence this brings me to my next question. Would it be possible to learn yoga via simply online?

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Main Hall / Re: Religion Change
« on: August 26, 2012, 10:10:05 AM »
 I read somewhere that Buddha promised anyone that sincerely chanted, " namo Amitoufo" (homage to Buddha), would be born in the pure land. Now, is this really what he taught? Because Buddha didn't believe in spiritual authority. So was the mantra, namo Amitoufo created by others around him?

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