April 17, 2015 at 12:39 am #44249
An exercise manual prepared by the late Richard ‘Mas’ Rogers based on a version of the Yi Jin Jing has copies of old woodcut printed pictures and translated commentary – the final one concluding ‘harmonise the breath through the nose, the mouth and the nose are connected’.
In David Twicken’s Eight Extraordinary Channels book the notes (page 94) on the point DU 26 above the top lip state “The nose receives the five qi from Heaven and the mouth receives the five flavours from Earth” and (this point) “is between the two and relates to humanity”.
The instruction or suggestion to harmonise the breath through the nose in quiet sitting is very helpful to integrate and refine energies activated in exercise practice. Sometimes after playing with strong external energies of nature this helps distinguish what is proper for the body and let go of the external, I am finding. Playing with noticing the connection between the mouth and the nose as well as lower belly.
Pass it on in case someone else finds it a useful refinement to play with.April 17, 2015 at 10:34 am #44250
I think, I read on this forum, that there are a few books by David Twicken recommended to read …
So whic books?April 22, 2015 at 2:08 am #44252
Copied from an ad for a workshop. I have the 3rd and 4th.
He is the author of five books on Chinese medicine
I Ching Acupuncture: The Balance Method
Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and the I
The Eight Extraordinary Channels: A Handbook
for Clinical Applications and Nei Dan
The Divergent Channels, A Handbook for
Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner
Luo Collaterals: A Handbook for Clinical Practice
and Treating Emotions and the Shen and
the Six Healing Sounds (2015 release).April 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm #44254
Tnx … 😉
I think, I will purchase the 3rd and 4th too …April 23, 2015 at 10:17 am #44256
I’ve heard good things about the Eight Extraordinary Channels book. David Twicken seems to be pretty well versed.April 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm #44258
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