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  1. Roots of Virtue

    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...
  2. Roots of Virtue

    group study Cross-Training in Internal Martial Arts and Qigong Styles

    How people progress in internal training is rarely a linear process or the result of a single-minded dedication to something exclusive, unless there is some special lineage or tradition related concern which demands all of dedication. To foster development, teachers may even encourage their...
  3. instructions Authentic neigong training

    Hi, I spoke with virtue and he said it would be ok to post details of an upcoming seminar where I will be teaching some authentic neigong. Anyone who is interested can email directly, thank you. Date: 18-19 September 2021 (Saturday and Sunday) Cost: Option 1: $500 with one month access to the...
  4. lotusofpeace

    request Sharing Women's Daoist Practice

    Looking for other women practitioners who would like to share their foundation practices. I want to create a rhythm for myself to deepen practice, as described by my teacher. Please message me or comment here if you're interested to explore this. For now, I'm working on Daoist Massage - 9...
  5. Earl Grey

    journal Tao Tan Pai: The Taoist Elixir Method of Share K. Lew, as Taught by Terry Dunn

    So far, I haven't seen any places where people talk much about Tao Tan Pai and its effects on them, so I thought I'd use this to talk about it and record my own experiences with it. I'll formally begin talking about the subject with a little brief background before sharing personal experiences...
  6. endbegin

    group study Laozi, Zhuangzi and Daoist Practice

    I want to open this up because I am curious to know what others think about the Dao De Jing and The Book of Zhuangzi. How do the texts influence your practice and day to day living? I always felt that the Dao De Jing was more like a manual, which is why I have always preferred Zhuangzi because...
  7. One Finger Chan

    group study Foundations of Internal Alchemy – Wang Mu

    Nei Dan is a fascinating subject, and there are a reasonable amount of litterature on the subject, both translated classics and modern descriptions. In this post, I will focus on one book, Foundations of Internal Alchemy by Wang Mu. Before I go in to that, I would like to clarify someting about...
  8. Roots of Virtue

    group study Fundraiser and Translation of Ten Discourses on Daoist Alchemy

    Fundraiser by Mattias Daly: Translation of Ten Discourses on Daoist Alchemy https://www.gofundme.com/f/translation-of-ten-discourses-on-daoist-alchemy "A Westerner with the knowledge of Daoist pharmacopeia and inner cultivation and the ability and dedication to present such materials to...
  9. Roots of Virtue

    group study Female Practice and Femininity in Spiritual Cultivation

    Hereby we shall have a general discussion thread about female practice and femininity in spiritual cultivation. This is not meant to be a ladies' bathroom, but a women's interest group. Men can also participate if they show dignity and respect. The Premises for Female Practice Men and...
  10. creativity If Cultivation Skills Were Character Sheet Stats...

    Ting 1) listening with your ears 2) listening with your heart 3) listening with your breath Structure 0) stretch and create ease in the body 1) line up the bones 2) open the joints 3) muscles hang off bones 4) connection to the floor 5) maintain structure while moving Connection (through sung)...
  11. Earl Grey

    group study Relaxation Qigong and Sleeping Qigong

    Find more about Relaxation Qigong and Sleeping Qigong on Sifu John Dolic's website: http://www.qigongchinesehealth.com/relaxation_qigong http://www.qigongchinesehealth.com/sleeping_qigong This thread is for students who practice either Relaxation or Sleeping Qigong. While they are totally...
  12. Roots of Virtue

    group study The Mega Discussion about Cultivation: Qigong, Neigong (Yijin Jing), Neidan (Daoist Inner Alchemy), Dhyana meditation

    This open thread is for discussing about cultivation: Qigong, Neigong (Yijin Jing), Neidan (Daoist inner alchemy), and Dhyana meditation are particular relevant terms. I am sure that questions about these multifaceted and commonly employed terms would come up time after time so it would be good...
  13. Roots of Virtue

    group study Short Reviews of Practical Instructions in Meditation, Cultivation, and Inner Alchemy

    Here we compile compact reviews of practical instructions in book, booklet, and relevant electronic formats like Kindle and PDF. The instructions must have formal relevance to inner work: meditation, qigong, inner alchemy, inner martial arts, etc. Esoteric topics and methods like magic and...
  14. Earl Grey

    feedback A Reminder: Sensations Do Not Indicate Progress

    One thing that I hear a lot of beginners say--especially beginners who have been practicing for a decade or more--is that they feel "stronger" or more "advanced" because of energetic sensations. The funny thing is, no matter how long you have been training in most internal systems for the...
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