January 15, 2010 at 5:43 am #33009
… for those who are not neidan adepts (especially not of sun-moon level)?
I didn’t know that there was an eclipse this morning (for my timezone). I found out later on Wikipedia news.
Actually, I later matched some precise times and this turned out: as I woke up, it partially began, as I started practicing, it fully began and as I sat down after movement practice, the eclipse was in it’s climax. I didn’t sit very long.
My sequence was: Five Animals, Wuji Gong, movements for opening the Orbit;
with little lying-down pauses in between.
By feeling, I’d say it was a standard practice.
that’s about it…
OJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm #33010
Primordial is probably one of the ideal qigongs
to do during an eclipse, so the fact that you actually
did that during the middle of one . . . well kudos 🙂
And the fact that you “lucked” into doing it
right during the eclipse by “coincidence”, I think
should demonstrate that your energy body is smarter
and more aware than perhaps you might have realized before.
You say it felt like a standard practice, but
sometimes “feeling” doesn’t tell you everything.
I’ve done practices that hit me or created surprise
changes, days or weeks later–and it was clear it had
been the particular practice I did earlier when I didn’t
However, even if that’s not the case, practicing during
an eclipse is an opportunity to capture a little extra
yuan qi generated by the unique yin-yang balancing dynamic.
Moreover, during an eclipse, there is a local energetic
acceleration of time, so by bringing yourself into resonance
with that via practices, you create micro-accelerational
bursts in your personal transformation.
What creates change? Big shifts, of course–but also the
aggregate of many micro changes over a period of time.
Punchline: Keep going.
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