March 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm #37085
Bill Bodri in his article on anapana (www.meditationexpert.com) suggests that all you need for energy cultivation is the white skeleton meditation and anapana, which is watching your breadth with the mind so that they become one, then you can progress to meditating on the third eye.
If your doing mindfulness training where you watch your thoughts (where your attention is focused inside your head)why can’t you make this your chi reservoir instead of the dan tien in the lower belly?
I’ve been doing mindfulness meditation for quite some time. After doing mindfulness training and sitting really still in a half lotus position, I felt a cool energy cloud slowly fall down the front of my body. Later on I had a kundalini experience where my third eye and heart chakra exploded open (I’ve never meditated on the third eye or the heart chakra, just watching my thoughts in my head). This caused an intense sense of love in general for everyone and the room seemed to be made of shimmering light. I could feel the 2 chakras where really powerful.
I didn’t really believe that yin chi when it becomes full flips and becomes yang, but that does seem to be what happened.
So my question is, according to Bill Bodri, you will cook your chi for physical enlightenment (vs enlightenment of consciousness which is not having random thoughts go running through your head), with out doing kan and li and other Taoist practices because it will spontaneously happen.
I was wondering what others thought about this and why Taoist methods are better than what Bill Bodri is recommending?March 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm #37086
Hello and good day,
Sometimes you can not maintain or reproduce those experiences easily. Sometimes you also have excessive energy being built up with no where to go. So the Taoist method is saying start at the lower dan tien and create,fuse, handle energy there then progressively work up to your upper dan tien in your head. Doing it this way creates pathways and experience on how to handle the energies and also being able to maintain and recreate them.
It is said that if you meditate and reach stillness after a long time maybe years a lot of things will happen by themselves. I’ve heard that the practices just speed up the process. Why wait 20 years what you could get done in one, etc.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts.
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