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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The expression "Where the mind goes the chi goes"

As one gets older there seems to an ache or strain somewhere, anywhere on the body, so the game is to focus on that area first.

Chi Kung need not be a chore, it could be as simple as smiling for a prolonged period of time as those that take themselves far too seriously, could use a little of this on a daily basis.

For most however chi kung is a good way to relieve unwanted and unnecessary tension in the body.

Whatvever the method is in using Chi Kung, breathing should be integrated in to the practice.

When lowering stress then breathing as in the same way as smelling a rose is helpful.

There are many method to choose from to gain benefits from chi kung, as martial artists harnessing the power of chi and using it is most definitely worth the time to find out.

Chi kung exercises might focus on all of the joints and tendons in the body for ease of movment or getting the blood to flow better as in improving circulation or unlocking stagnant chi in the body that is causing discomfort.

With practice a person can get a feeling of euphoria as the entire body is in a state of perfect synchronicity, with mind body and spirit working together as one.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admittedly it is easier to teach martial arts without chi kung training as getting a student over this hurdle might not be possible, for example as law enforcement officers in the West don't have much need for it, as some ma techniqes is enough to get by with, however in the East it is highly prized.

Therefore it is the student to persue the Chi kung issue and not be reliant on a teacher to fill the gap, as Chi kung is an axillary training method and not a martial art.

Chi kung practice is also a way to build up internal life force energy and store it in the dantien, a way to stay younger for longer for those that believe to be like water, keep moving, so as to not become stale or stagnant.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chi is Air, energy and spirit. Chi is essential to everything. Heard you can grow your chi
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andebecouble1953 wrote:
Chi is Air, energy and spirit. Chi is essential to everything. Heard you can grow your chi


By living in a polluted city chance are their lungs will be grey compared to some one living in the country side, as their lungs should be pink in color; could be why sages like the mountain top views where the air is fresher than what we now call the green house effect on lower living levels in cities.

Interestingly enough that lungs don't have pain receptors, perhaps this is why they can be so easily, overlooked or ignored and abused by smokers.

Tai Chi practice is for the most part a way to cultivate and store chi and not to spend it on late nights out partying, which is why younger people spend theirs on a good time and the older generation try to keep it for future use, pardon me for generalizing!
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