December 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm #41688December 18, 2013 at 8:01 am #41689
I wouldn’t be surprised.
Having used a laptop for even an hour on my lap while riding an airplane, I could feel the radiation having penetrated into my legs.
Any of these unnatural environmental factors throw off the body’s natural energetic signature. It’s best to minimize exposure, as much as is possible in this technological society.
SDecember 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm #41691December 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm #41693
sorry, but this is all a waste of time, there is only one question.. is a father the “head” of a household, and does a father control impregnation…
if the answer is no, you are an infidel headed to hell…
if the answer is yes,
then you are bound by god given duty to responsibility…
and if you hold a Bible in your hands then your hell weight is 10X the non-adherent..
that is because it is true…
a Father is the weight bearer and holder of a family and the controller of its politics and anything else is an abominable and adultrous lie…
America is the bed of idolatry and whoredom… because the “politicians” profited from pseudo hierarchies of monetary profit…
TO HELL WITH IT
it is all CRIMINAL
lock me up..
Swear not by Heaven or EarthDecember 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm #41695
I’m going to tell you the same thing I told c_howdy a little bit ago and I will do it using a color that will hopefully get your attention:
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Any topic is open for discussion, but you need to calm it down a bit, and not be so ungrounded in your approach.
You seem to be responding to a number of threads, by throwing out these “gay slurs”, which some might consider offensive. You’ve done this recently with at least 3 posts in the last 24 hours, and have done so in the past as well. You need to calm it down, as it is turning into an unhealthy posting pattern. In particular, I’m not sure why “Ericls” needed to have two consecutive posts with gay slurs as a response to his question.
FYI: If you have some kind of homophobia, or some self sexual identity crisis, then that would make for an interesting discussion . . . but let’s do it in a grounded way please, and leave other folks out of your warpath.
Thanks for your attention,
StevenDecember 23, 2013 at 7:15 am #41697
It’s also matter if one has control of various things at all.
My suggestion is to make RECAPITULATION one’s main meditational practice as long one is not able to control one’s behavior, because as long one is externally active, one must have IT as a central/ruling cognitive activity.
Also for so called emotional intelligence.
Sorry for my broken English.
Ps. NINJA=yoga, eidetic memory, Angus MacGyver type of survival & problem solving skills, ruthlessness (IMHO).December 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm #41699
What the hell just happened?December 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm #41701
This is why I recommend to all folks that they make grounding the number one practice. When someone gets deeply grounded, emotional reactivity decreases to a minimum and one can detach from their emotions.
Without adequate grounding, too much qi in the head fuels crazy thinking which amplifies emotional instability.
Without adequate grounding, one is a slave to one’s emotions.
Without adequate grounding, one can’t meditate deeply or do any real spiritual work, because the mind won’t give up its need for control and you can’t get into the cellular make-up of your body.
Without adequate grounding, any spiritual insights that one does achieve, don’t integrate into the body on any kind of long-lasting level.
In my opinion, rooted standing meditation is best for this (e.g. IS1, Yiquan).
Tai Chi, is second best.
Any other body-oriented qigong, Tao Yin, yoga, etc., is third best.
If one doesn’t make this (any of these, your pick), the bread-and-butter of your practice, the rest of what you do will ultimately be a waste of time. Instead, much of the time will be spent responding to new emotional reactions and having to process them. And it is just endless processing.
StevenDecember 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm #41703
Both wished to master organic life and to attain supernatural powers, but while the Indians sought for an ascetic virtue which would enable them to dominate the gods themselves, the Taoists sought a material immortality in a universe in which there were no gods to overcome, and ascetism was only one of the many methods which they were prepared to use to attain the end.
-JOSEPH NEEDHAN, Science and Civilization in China vol. I
The storage in sensory memory and short-term memory generally have a strictly limited capacity and duration, which means that information is not retained indefinitely. By contrast, long-term memory can store much larger quantities of information for potentially unlimited duration (sometimes a whole life span). Its capacity is immeasurably large. For example, given a random seven-digit number we may remember it for only a few seconds before forgetting, suggesting it was stored in our short-term memory. On the other hand, we can remember telephone numbers for many years through repetition; this information is said to be stored in long-term memory.
While short-term memory encodes information acoustically, long-term memory encodes it semantically: Baddeley (1966) discovered that after 20 minutes, test subjects had the most difficulty recalling a collection of words that had similar meanings (e.g. big, large, great, huge) long-term. Another part of long-term memory is episodic memory “which attempts to capture information such as what, when and where. With episodic memory individuals are able to recall specific events such as birthday parties and weddings.
These Indian yogic systems don’t basically lack anything when compared with these Chinese systems, but clearly some things have been kept more secret.
So it’s not very important if somebody calls Indian version of those energy practices KRIYA YOGA (practical yoga) or PRANA VIDYA (knowledge of prana) or whatever.
I have impression that only certain type of one-sided meditational practices can quite easily bring too much qi in the head like Zen type of concentration to TRIKUTI.
So it’s not only matter or rooting/grounding, but ability to immobilise the body for whatever useful position, that should be taken to further the alchemical process. Standing, sitting, bending forwards and backwards, twisting the torso, etc. are all important as long body is lacking or losing some of it’s ideal properties if these are not practiced. Here for example Tai Chi lacks very important inverted postures (ASANA) like shoulder- or headstand and PRANAYAMA (controlled breathing techniques) and BANDHAs (yogic muscle locks).
Castaneda or Steiner type of recapitulation doesn’t normally bring too much qi to the head and it’s best possible form of mild (but right kind of active) sense-withdrawal in such conditions where one must not only make daily choices or be someway rationally active, but must be able to optimize one’s performance.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.December 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm #41705
There are not a lot of inverted postures or positions in Healing Tao qigong. Even in the entire Tao Yin yoga, there isn’t anything where you invert. The closest would be in the Cricket posture (which I don’t usually do). Inversion is pretty rare. The Iron Bridge–Yin Position from IS1 is one that comes to mind. Some movement qigong, such as in Deep Healing Qigong, when you do the bathing sequences, you spend a fair amount of time with your head below your waist. But, all-in-all, not much.
At the same time, I think this also could be slightly intentional.
When you invert, it brings blood and qi to the head via gravity, which is usually not where you want your qi. In DHQ, it is intentional, because you are trying to clean out your body by connecting to the earth and sun. In IS1, Iron Bridge–Yin position, you are in a pose designed to release any tension from the associated Yang position.
But, in total, inverting is not done that often, for I think the reasons mentioned.
I know that one time when I was at the NC retreats, I was resting on a couch for a few minutes, and put my legs on the armrest of the other end (putting my feet above my head). Michael came into the room and saw this, and made a comment about it not being good. I don’t remember why. Something about maybe making the heart work harder? I’ll have to ask him sometime, or maybe he’ll respond to this post.
StevenDecember 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm #41707
Idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) is a descriptive term for symptoms purportedly caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields. Other terms for IEI-EMF include electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), electrohypersensitivity, electro-sensitivity, and electrical sensitivity (ES).
In medicine, one’s pulse represents the tactile arterial palpation of the heartbeat by trained fingertips. The pulse may be palpated in any place that allows an artery to be compressed against a bone, such as at the neck (carotid artery), on the inside of the elbow (brachial artery), at the wrist (radial artery), at the groin (femoral artery), behind the knee (popliteal artery), near the ankle joint (posterior tibial artery), and on foot (dorsalis pedis artery). Pulse (or the count of arterial pulse per minute) is equivalent to measuring the heart rate. The heart rate can also be measured by listening to the heart beat directly (auscultation), traditionally using a stethoscope and counting it for a minute. The study of the pulse is known as sphygmology.
The first recorded descriptions of inverted postures in India date to before the Common Era. In the Mahabharata and the Pali Cannon, we hear of ascetics who remained inverted for as long as possible to preserve bindu, the ambrosial nectar that drips slowly down from the head through the body because of gravity. It comes out as semen, depleting the body of vital energy that, if preserved within, can maintain life and health. Hence, this practice was tightly bound historically to the preservation of ejaculatory fluid. That was the purpose of inversion, to keep bindu from dropping down to the genitals, the first step in its emission from the body. This preservation of bindu, and thus life force as semen, was also the purpose of inverted postures for the earliest Hatha yogis of the Medieval Period. I doubt that most yogis today are concerned with sexual continence and abstention from ejaculation, making the reasoning behind the original designation of inverted postures as the best ones irrelevant for just about everybody…too much pressure on the small disks and facet joints of the cervical vertebrae may lead to wear and tear over time. Degenerative disk disease and facet joint arthritis may ensue, leading to chronic neck pain. There is no quality evidence that speaks to this. We do know that hips and knees are damaged by too much weight and that taking pounds of pressure off of them lessens pain and helps to prevent progression. It seems like common sense then, that turning upside-down and putting the bodys weight on other joints (smaller ones not designed for such a load) will also cause cartilage degeneration and arthritis.
One should be aware about immediate physical dangers when doing certain type of practices and also not believe just any ancient superstition.
But here getting increased blood pressure in the head and any nearby area in controlled manner might just be the purpose in some situation or for some particular stage of practice. But here it starts also to get difficult, because scientific knowledge is clearly different from yogic wisdon and performance.
But like that quite recent discussion, if counting is useful with breathing, this starts to be so advanced topic that it concerns only very very few.
If one in simple manner tries to link blood circulation and breathing here, serious practitioner should find the right time to locate all key pulsating points from the surface of the body, in the beginning manually, and instead of using any kind of acoustic (verbal) counting, starting to use some of these as a beating reference points to check right kind of ratios for inhalation, exhalation and retention. More advanced of course is purely mentally to locate some suitable pulses and start to develop controlled sensitivity for these.
Ps. Sorry for my broken English.
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