September 29, 2015 at 1:31 am #44907
bone beating – interesting to hear this teacher talk about the balance in this practice. I was thinking might need to step it up but now after seeing this I’ll keep it as occasional, as required, when in the postures for grounding. Training for extreme effects seems always to be inadvisable, and of course there is always the question of what might be driving the any desire for that.September 29, 2015 at 10:19 am #44908
The other thing that is worth mentioning here is that when you do some kind of health-oriented practice that is beneficial, then if you stop doing it, you will after a while feel like crap. Not because of the practice per se, but because you have gotten used to feeling good and have forgotten what feeling like crap is all about. So when you go back to that, it is more unpleasant than it is for folks that have never known anything different.
Not saying that I think it’s good to be doing the bone-beating to excess, but I think what I said above is also likely a strong component. Just keep it to moderation, and there shouldn’t be any problems. Hitting moves stuck qi. “If it hurts, just hit it.”
SNovember 12, 2015 at 4:08 am #44910
I’ve found moving energy from the torso into the arms/legs tends to have a relaxing/grounding effect. Bone breathing seems to allow the chi to move more freely through the arms and make it easier to discharge chi from the torso.
What would you say about bone breathing Steven? I haven’t done a lot of it so don’t know the real benefits apart from what i mentioned above. Perhaps i should get back into it again…November 12, 2015 at 4:33 am #44912
Yeah that is a good video. I think that warning is good. It’s like anything, one’s body adapts. Some tradespeople get big and strong, and the blood is pumped through these big muscles via the work they do. When they stop working, the muscles are too tight and big that the blood can’t work it’s way through and they feel pain / chi stagnation.
Some of the people doing iron body actually deform their body. I’ve seen deformed iron palms etc in videos. I think in this case the body needs to keep recieving the trauma of iron palm training so that blood still goes to the area. One could probably wind down out of a practice slowly, if they didn’t deform themselves, and not have negative results.
I did body building and running lots and when i stopped it took a while for my body to adjust. I had massive amounts of energy which i didn’t burn and couldn’t get rid of. Stretching helps lots, but still need an outlet for all that excess energy that wasn’t being used any more.November 13, 2015 at 2:08 am #44914
Bone breathing is a nice practice.
It allows you to bring fresh qi into your bone marrow.
It’s nice to get the toxic qi out, via the bone beating, but it is just as nice to bring fresh qi in. Fresh vibrant qi can stimulate the bone marrow to create fresh new healthy cells, with a fresh new pattern rather than some toxic one that may or may not be sitting in the bones currently. It can also help establish some qi flow between the bone marrow and the external, so not only is fresh qi entering, but it allows toxic qi to naturally leave in an easier manner. A good way of healing chronic diseases is to bring fresh patterns into the bone marrow. There is even a little bit of this that I include in the new advanced DHQ form that I teach, so I think it is good stuff.
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