July 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm #41009
does the body slightly shaking while doing standing meditation mean the energy is flowing? or coming up against blocks? what should i do with the shaking, just allow it?July 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm #41010
I think it simply happening because muscles and tendons first of all are still underdeveloped.
As an example I took few capoeira courses during gymnasium and also after.
Finland should have had, at least earlier, biggest capoeira school in Europe, which main place was in Tampere, but they also had courses around Finland and also in Estonia and so on.
Anyway they had very competent Brazilian teachers visiting Finland several times every year and main teacher was Brazilian who was married to Finnish woman.
What I was observing about them was that however good they were, when they still were moving (angola, regional or combination style), they were quite shaky when moving very slowly or keeping still.
And I mean these were really fit and muscular guys whether white latino or black african.
Ps. Could one have something more different like tai chi chuan and let’s say capoeira?July 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm #41012
I would allow some, because as c_howdy says, some of it
is simply underdeveloped muscles and tendons. Some of it
is also energy rushing through blocked areas.
However, it is also important not to overdo it.
Some things need time to develop, and if you push yourself
too much, you can trigger injury and/or negative detox
Moderation is key.
SJuly 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm #41014
Training began in very early youth. The student first worked to develop internal power, or inner strength through organ exercises, an endeavor that could take as long as ten years. In ancient times internal power was cultivated until it could be felt flowing out of the hands. With weights tied to the legs, the practitioner ran and jumped in prescribed ways for over three hours a day until, eventually,he could jump easily to great heights while at the same time further developing his internal power. Only after these exercises were mastered were actual fighting techniques taught.
-MANTAK CHIA, Iron Shirt Chi Kung I
Some of the world’s best athletes give a very good run for their money in the London Marathon, others pick up their appearance fee and potter round without threatening to win. The world’s top distance runners are well rewarded – the best earn one million dollars a year – and they reckon to run only two or three marathons a year.
What a comparison that is to a group of men who can claim – though they never do – to be the greatest, toughest, most committed athletes in the world. They run for no other reward than spiritual enlightenment, hoping to help themselves along the path of Buddha towards a personal awakening. They are the so-called ‘marathon monks’ of Mount Hiei, Japan.
The monks, known as Kaihigyo, are spiritual athletes from the Tendai Sect of Buddhism, based at Mount Hiei, which overlooks the ancient capital city of Kyoto.
The ultimate achievement is the completion of the 1,000-day challenge, which must surely be the most demanding physical and mental challenge in the world. Forget ultra-marathons and so-called iron-man events, this endurance challenge surpasses all others.
Only 46 men have completed the 1,000-day challenge since 1885. It takes seven years to complete, as the monks must undergo other Buddhist training in meditation and calligraphy, and perform general duties within the temple.
So one simply must find right combination of standing still, stretching and freerunning.
HOWDYAugust 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm #41016
Tai Chi practioners aspire to be like “steel wrapped in cotton.” This describes a state in which the muscles are relaxed, as soft as cotton, while the tendons, ligaments, and bones underneath are extremely strong. Mastering the Tendon Activation, which ivolves “changing the tendons,” is critical to attaining this qualityof steel wrapped in cotton.
-MASTER CHIA & JUAN LI, The Inner Structure of Tai Chi
I still think that shaking in this particular sense is because of underdeveloped state of muscles and tendons, but with both controlled macro and micro movements practice might become more effective when these are alternated with static standing.
Ps. Sorry but by the way I also think that one should really consider right kind of gyrating movements if one really wants to be as soon as possible Shang Tsung type of mysterious shapeshifter adept. IAugust 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm #41018
>>>Ps. Sorry but by the way I also think
>>>that one should really consider right
>>>>kind of gyrating movements if one
>>>really wants to be as soon as possible
>>>Shang Tsung type of mysterious shapeshifter adept
Is this what you are trying to do? 😉
SAugust 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm #41020
I have seen in various places somebody complaining that if you take M. Chia’s or for example Wong Kiew Kit’s material they always advertise they other stuff as well, but here right combination and sequence of techniques seem to be really necessary.
More concretely if somebody is shaking during standing, but is already familiar with some energy practice, for example micro-gyrating movements can quite easily become noticeably energy generating.
And then temporarily used controlled movement makes practice session more beneficial also that way.
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