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    announcements New Forum Branch: The Scamgong Bulletin

    One of the main theses about Alchemical Garden Forum is that there is a need to make a distinction between low quality and high quality practice. Therefore, we need to have some sense of awareness and curiosity about what happens in the world at large. I'm pleased to announce a brand new forum...
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    essay Common Issues with Internal Power Training and Why Xin Yi Avoids Them

    As far as the safety of internal power training is concerned, Xin Yi is the best and the most holistic art that I have encountered. I'll tell you my opinion for why, but let us first look at what kind of issues aspiring martial artists and Neigong practitioners can encounter and what are their...
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    group study Hormones, Environmental Chemicalization, and Yogic Health

    There is a lot to discuss about hormones. Not only are they essential to maintaining healthy homeostasis in the physical body, they also represent the important nourishing quality close to the primordial water element. Steroid hormones are effective because they are small lipophilic...
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    group study Flexibility and Stretching

    Let's have a discussion about increasing and maintaining healthy flexibility. Stretching is a major paradigm world wide in working towards a limber body. It can easily benefit all physically active pursuits from martial arts and sports to dance. I have heard that there are internal stretching...
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    feedback External Conditioning and Hardening Skills in Chinese Kungfu

    External Conditioning and Hardening Skills in Chinese Kungfu The hardening skills in kungfu are about conditioning the physical body and its external qi field to respond in a specific manner. The end result is variably called either iron body, iron shirt, or golden bell. The key part of...