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April 5, 2016 at 11:33 am #46338
I had an interesting experience this morning that I’d like some context to view it in.
After doing 2 hours of qigong (primordial, microcosmic, earth-pumping, holding breath and letting yuan chi pump in, ocean breathing) I prepared for a 20 minute “yoga for flexibility” workout. This is not more than I’m used to, but I did have a very slack week previously – just doing an hour scattered throughout each day.
I am not trained in yoga and use it as most westerners do – just as a little physical spinal work.
I have noticed that as I progress in my qigong practice, I feel more and more chi flow during yoga. (obviously)
Today when I did a movement where I bend over at the hip, then lift up halfway so my back is straight, then bend over, and then stand up with arms above head I entered a state of bliss very similar to what I get when holding breath and letting yuan chi come in -but more intense. It was almost overwhelming. I decided to try the movement again with more awareness.
When I stood up the influx of chi was overwhelming and the bliss felt like it could consume me. By the time I had registered that feeling, I quickly felt my awareness consumed by the bliss and I was gone. It did not feel like “blacking out” – though I certainly did lose consciousness. My next awareness was of being on the ground without awareness of my self but being tugged back towards that awareness by the pain my body felt from falling. Simultaneously, I felt the same overwhelming bliss and I was afraid. I felt like a frightened animal, unaware of anything save for the meaningless sensory images around me and the hammering, whirling bliss.
I’m hoping for some perspective from some folks who are passed learning the ABC’s.
What should I have done differently to avoid falling and freaking out my 3 year old – who claimed a ghost pushed me 🙂
What state was I entering? How was chi flowing?
Other thoughts? Thanks, folks.April 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm #46339
Who knows exactly what was behind your bliss experience. Sometimes these things occur out of nowhere, but then become difficult to replicate in repeat sessions. Often as soon as you start to look for it, you don’t see it anymore. So it could just be that your energy was flowing in just the right way that day.
Possible triggers would be that since you were bending over at the hip, you were likely triggering the sacral pump in the lower back which–among other things–pumps sexual energy up the spine. Your sexual energy reservoir could have been larger that day and combined with good qi flow, you got a little bit of a larger dose of it pumped up your spine than other days, giving you a sort of dopamine high. That would be my initial guess. However, the more you try to analyze these things, the more likely it won’t be so quick to happen again. 😉
I recommend you enjoy it and don’t think too much.
StevenApril 19, 2016 at 10:57 am #46341
Thanks, Steven. That sounds like good advice to me.
I am certainly not going to be chasing after replicating that experience haha. I’d prefer to have a better foundation and achieve something more sustainable and ground…able.
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