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  1. journal Zeropoint's Xin Yi Progress Journal

    Time Since Beginning Practice: 4 Month's I have been practicing Xin Yi for about 4 month's now. There have been a number of benefits from consistent practice, including greater mental clarity, physical fortitude, and relaxation which translates into day to day life. The core of my current...
  2. journal Dss25's Flying Phoenix, Xin Yi, and Dzogchen Practice Journal

    Dss25 flying phoenix/ meditation practice journal I have been practice FPCK consistently for about a month now but since this is my first journal entry I'll do a brief overview of my experience so far instead of just covering the most recent week. I started out practicing 20 minutes of monk...
  3. Earl Grey

    group study Flying Phoenix 2023 Thread

    This is the new place to continue the ongoing Flying Phoenix general discussion on the year 2023. Previous year's discussion can be found here: Flying Phoenix 2022 Thread. On the 3rd of January, @Pak_Satrio and I attended the intermediate streaming session with Sifu Terry @Zen-Bear. We went...
  4. Roots of Virtue

    news Please Be Excited: A Brand New Forum Branch that Absolutely Nobody Asked for!

    For our most esteemed readers, I hereby offer you the newest forum branch called Energy and Evidence: https://forum.alchemical.garden/branch/evidence/ The name is tentative and may change at some point, but it's aptly descriptive of what it is about: Giving a basic idea about various...
  5. Roots of Virtue

    group study Natural Breathing

    Natural Breathing Naturalness and being unforceful are evergreen topics in all valid spiritual traditions. The wisdom supporting this view comes from the acknowledgement that it's natural to feel happy and have good health, so it must be man's acquired errors alone that contribute to his...
  6. Pak_Satrio

    journal Pak_Satrio's Flying Phoenix Practice Journal

    Pak_Satrio Flying Phoenix Practice Journal Week 1 It's my first week doing FPCK and I'm loving it so far! I was fortunate enough to have plenty of free time to spend around 3 hours a day on every set from Volume 1 and 2. In the morning I do MSW 3 (90 80 50 20) then in the afternoon do all the...
  7. Earl Grey

    feedback The Perils of Self-Initiation and Self-Learning Spotlight: Zhan Zhuang

    One of the most common misconceptions for internal practices is that people believe if something is simple, then it must be easy. A simple practice often means that the methodology is not complicated, but developing a deeper understanding comes from proper practice and guidance rather than...
  8. Earl Grey

    feedback Internal Practicing with Mental Health Issues

    Simple answer: don’t do it. Qigong usually is the big problem here because unstable and overstimulated qi easily rises to the head. If you allow qi to rise to the head and don’t know how to ground it, it can lead to later mental health issues such as delusions and anxiety, depression, anger...
  9. Earl Grey

    group study Ancient Masters Podcast

    Our very own @God S has started a new podcast, with a couple episodes here on YouTube already. Supporting his and his co-teacher's work, we at AG would like to share the start of a new exciting project in its fledgling stage. Here are the first two episodes released. Feel free to comment...
  10. Roots of Virtue

    instructions Stillness-Movement Neigong

    Stillness-Movement Neigong From what I have read, Stillness-Movement is a comprehensive and deeply integrated system of Chinese internal skills that has found a solid foothold in the West. The head teacher and the current lineage keeper Michael Lomax studied extensively with his master Wang...
  11. Roots of Virtue

    question Heart and Blood Circulation in Xinyi

    Today my practice began well and I can feel that the core (deep back and stomach muscles) has gotten stronger, but then during lifting stance I started to feel that my pulse got up higher and the heart beat harder, so I thought maybe it's time to cut a bit slack and not turn it into a cardio...
  12. Roots of Virtue

    instructions George Xu's Video Teaching Series on Patreon

    This is a new video series for studying internal kungfu with an accomplished master with good reputation: https://www.patreon.com/mastergeorgexu I recently reviewed Master George Xu's short clips on the Xinyi analysis thread, and I found that his martial skills are worthy. You should check the...
  13. Earl Grey

    essay A Quick Visual Contrast Between Internal Arts and "Internal Arts"

    With thanks to @freeform , I am posting these two videos and his commentary from earlier discussions so people can see when someone is moving internally and when someone is just using the label of internal arts. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an5qNCspzUw That is not Taiji - there is...
  14. Roots of Virtue

    group study Martial Kick-Ass Wisdom: How to Apply Power and Intention Correctly

    We have this forum branch for discussing about timeless wisdom as you well know. Having the correct view about meditation and spontaneous presence is always pertinent, but many traditional pieces of advice often come with the emphasis on retreating and centering peacefully within, letting things...
  15. 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...
  16. Earl Grey

    essay Mind Games and Xin Yi: How Chess and Other Intellectual Games Influence Your Martial Skill

    It is no surprise that whatever you experience in your life is what you bring into your internal arts practice, just like your internal arts will seep into your life. This was something I noticed when I started going back to practice some of my favorite games such as Chess, Xiangqi, Shōgi, Go...
  17. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Xin Yi progress journal

    The longer one practices Xin Yi, the harder it is to talk about it to non-students and non-practitioners. It is not borne from a sense of elitism, but in equal measure having both difficulty conveying the changes in words precisely, and a disconnect from those without the internal skills or...
  18. Earl Grey

    group study Fighting Philosophy

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z49yTw91DR8 This video from Tai Chi master Glenn Hairston is the very same principle taught in Xin Yi: make your entire body a fist and do not limit yourself to a style or to a form. The principles taught in internal arts forms can be done with any part...
  19. Roots of Virtue

    group study Ego, Spirituality, and Seeking Power

    Let's discuss the problem of seeking power in spiritual cultivation and skills. A great deal of good practice is about recognizing what is plain bad practice or improper conduct in any circumstance. You are welcome to share anecdotes about crazy ego-tripping practitioners and teachers. A lot...
  20. Miroku

    question "Controversial Methods" and How Worth It is It to Try Them

    Hi, I cannot help but feel fascinated by Falun Gong and 5 Tibetan Rites. Normally I would just engange in them, since both methods are freely available and apparently easy to learn. However, both of them are shrouded in controversy. The Five Tibetans are of unsure origin and the claims around...
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