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In my opinion it is a mental state as opposed to a physical one. This in itself can be powerful, as if it removes a self limiting belief, then great. this can be compared to the placebo effect Eg if you believe that you will get better because you are taking a pill then in some cases you can get better. this doesn't really answer the question, but the ...


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I don't think many things (particularly this) are as 'unambiguous' as you may think. I also suspect the amount of un-ambiguity is inversely proportional to the time spent practicing. For someone who doesn't want to do 30 minutes of stance training a day, I practiced the qigong exercise Lifting the Sky twice a day for a minute or two each time for six months ...


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There is no such thing as Qi outside of Movies and Mangas. (If we define Qi as some sort of magic spiritual energy a la Reiatsu). The closest thing to it that actually exists is Getsumei no Michi, which is a type of non-meditation that heightens your awareness. But it's a psychological phenomenon, not magic. Source: I worked directly with a grandmaster of ...


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Unambiguous is a non-starter unless you consider Qi to be something metaphysical, which is not a universally accepted opinion. I would liken it to unambiguously proving that you can view things from a perspective centered on you. We can stand facing each other, 4 feet apart. I can proclaim "There's something 3 feet in front of me," just to have you ...


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Claims to unambiguity are usually bunk Everyone I have ever heard claim about a method towards "unambiguous" experience of qi, has always pointed to a method that causes known physiological effects, not qi. These include: pressing/poking nerves that causes the electric/burning sensation along the nerve path, stance work that causes your body to shake as ...


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Do standing zhan zhuang for 30 minutes every day for 100 days (you can start with less time and work up to 30 minutes). I am not sure this qualifies as fast; if you have a faster way, please provide your own answer. Two postures should be sufficient to get a taste of the practice. Wuji : basic standing stance with feet shoulder width apart, knees ...


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I realize this subject is a minefield, in part because it is difficult to find common points of reference in discussing things like qi. With that in mind, I will try to illustrate concrete differences I have personally experienced in studying martial arts without direct reference to qi, and how it may help you to understand the content of different styles in ...



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