I did do some Qigong exercises that I learned from various sources and made my own movements even, maybe someone did them before so I dont take credit. There is such an exercise a way to detect your bioenergy which is simple enough. Just stand in a "horse riding stance" which is common in Qigong; Legs about shoulder apart with knees bent slightly, feet aligned straight ahead which is difficult for some (like me sometimes since feet tend to point right and left not straight). Your back should be straight also and hips bent slightly. Arms would hold imaginary keg with elbows slightly bent downwards as if you would lift hands from your wrists, which works the best, just imagine something pulling your wrists while keeping arms relaxed.animus wrote: ↑Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:37 amIlkka, you said you were practicing Qigong, right? Somebody in my town is teaching Qigong and Taijiquan and I am thinking about practicing it as well. Would you mind relating your experience? Like how long you have been practicing and what you personally got out of it? Did you get to a level where you actually felt something when you played around with the energies in and around you and if yes, how long did it take until you got to this point. I am asking because when I look at some videos on the Internet, I see a bunch of people imitating the instructor by doing some very slow exercises, a bit of stretching, and I get the impression that most of them have no clue what they are doing beside the physical exercise. Of course, I can't feel anything just by watching a video. But still, I am not sure if joining a club is as helpful as I would expect it do be. Also, in a Western world, people often come and go into and out of clubs. And I have to wonder, when playing with bioenergies where group dynamics are essential, wouldn't this be a problem? Wouldn't this disrupt the whole flow of bioenergy or at least a big part of it?
It seems only logical that I ask these questions first, before it is I who disrupts the energy flow in the club by joining and then leaving shortly after, still feeling quite intense.
Then the actual exercise; Take right arm and keep it palm upwards just below your bellybutton and place left hand palm downwards on top of right hand, but do not let hands touch, just let them "hover" there and imagine the Chi flowing from one to the other, after a while of concentration you should feel some energy going and for me my left hand automatically starts raising without an effort. The hands could be the other way around in this exercise too so and perhaps should even swap them. Just tried it left hand is being pulled up to the right one, I can do this while sitting in somewhat comfortable position, but not ergonomical.
They contain Theobromine which is slightly different than caffeine and one of the metabolites of caffeine, but I would imagine so since the effect is identical in both. Stimulants the lot of them.
I do still drink alot of tea, but have for sometime now been having enough of the taste of variety of teas. Pretty soon I might have to stop drinking tea entirely, just because of the taste that has gotten too much too used. Gotta get me some herbs for brewing tea, have been drinking alot of Rooibos tea too almost every evening for years.
Have got a little sip of alcohol few times this year which is more of a tincture, because I have steeped some quantity of Chaga mushroom in that moonshine. And last time I left the pieces to steep for many months, I guess it should be enough time to get all the stuff out from the Chaga and into the alcohol.