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  • Aaron
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    microcosmic and macrocosmic orbit

    Originally posted by wantfreeenergy View Post
    Aaron, could you explain the large universe please. I found a pic on the net called microcosmic orbit, showing the pathway traveling down the legs to the feet and back up. Is this the large universe pathway you are referring to? Could you explain it a little bit so that all three degrees of progress are in the same thread, thank you.
    Hi, if it showed pathways down the legs, etc., then they simply don't know what the microcosmic orbit is.

    Microcosmic orbit is strictly the du and ren meridians that are down from the tongue chest to perineum and up the back over the head and back down to the tongue. It is only the governing and conception vessels.

    Macrocosmic orbit is the "large universe" that includes pathways down and up the legs and then after up the back, it goes down and up the arms back to spine over head and back to tongue and down.

    Do you have a link to the image claiming the microcosmic orbit that includes the legs?

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  • wantfreeenergy
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    Aaron, could you explain the large universe please. I found a pic on the net called microcosmic orbit, showing the pathway traveling down the legs to the feet and back up. Is this the large universe pathway you are referring to? Could you explain it a little bit so that all three degrees of progress are in the same thread, thank you.

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  • meenakshijsr
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    Art of Breathing & Cultivating Q

    Greetings
    Yoga has become so much famous nowadays that millions of people around the world have included this in their routines that means when they wake up from their sleep, the first thing they do after a little freshening up is performing various key poses of yoga.For more information visit this site
    Yoga Teacher Training Course

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  • noises
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    Originally posted by Tatva View Post
    Hi I'm new to this forum and joined because I saw this post and had a question even though this post is old. When I started doing these excersises about a week ago, I started rubbing the laogong point and shortly after I got a perrty bad headache and felt a bit sick to my stomach. Also since starting this practice, I've alway had poor circulation in my fingers and they always seem to be cold but now they aren't and it's even been noticed by my girlfriend. Does any one have any insight into all this?
    Grossly simplified, the headaches and nausea you describe sound like blockages in your chi flow. You stimulate the energetic flow with the pathways blocked and there is pressure until the blockage clears. For example, sometimes a fever is actually the body making itself inhospitably warm to kill off a bacterial infection. It's an effective response, but the fever always feels unpleasant, even though it's doing your body so much good.

    Improved blood circulation is just one of the many beneficial effects of breathing well, the fact your fingers no longer seem cold would indicate your circulation is improving.

    Also, an important point, breathing by using the abdominal cavity and diaphragm to inflate and deflate the lungs is much more effective than just breathing in and out through the mouth and nose. Have you ever been told to "suck in your breath" to fasten a tight belt or pair of pants? That's actually anatomically wrong. To inhale and fill the lungs, you want to make more room for the lungs by blowing out and down with the abdomen.

    Try this. place your fingertips over the dan tien. Inhale and move your fingers slowly outward, and slowly push the belly out to try to keep contact with your fingertips as you inhale. Then, slowly begin to exhale and press inward toward your spine with your fingertips, and pull the belly inwards and upwards to help deflate the lung cavity. After you do this once of twice, you'll start to notice a set of muscles just under the ribcage are the ones that inflate and deflate the lung, the diaphragm.
    YouTube - 3D view of diaphragm

    Learning to control the diaphragm and consciously break the western "suck in your gut to inhale," idea is an important part of breathing properly. You get more oxygen into your lungs that what, and exhaust more carbon dioxide with each exhalation. Breathing more air is good. Singers know it, yogis know it, and it's one of the first things a qi gong sifu will show you to do too.
    Last edited by noises; 09-06-2010, 08:54 PM.

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  • noises
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    It all starts with the breathing. Remember also that qi is all around us, not just in the air we breath in, and can be gathered endlessly as white light even with each step we take, being mindful of the energetic contact with the ground beneath you as a conduit for qi just like air coming into the lungs, just as it can be gathered through the hands, top of the head and many other points on our physical bodies.

    All this talk of qi gong and the tao lately... how interesting.

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  • meenakshijsr
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    Art of breathing.

    Greetings
    Yoga is very beneficial for our overall health.In yoga deep breathing is known as Pranayama.Pranayama is the control of the flow of our breath.Deep Breathing Oxygen is the most fundamental thing we all need in order to survive. We can live without food or even water for days, but you canít live without oxygen for more than perhaps a minute.For doing pranayama we need a trained teacher.There is a site for your help Yoga Teacher training course

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  • meenakshijsr
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    Art of breathing.

    Greetings
    In Yoga deep breathing is known as Pranayama. Prana is the Sanskrit word for life. Ayama is the Sanskrit word for control. Pranayama is the control of the flow of our life force known as our breath.Deep Breathing Oxygen is the most fundamental thing we all need in order to survive. We can live without food or even water for days, but you canít live without oxygen for more than perhaps a minute.Doing Pranayama in yoga we need a trained teacher.There is a site for your help Yoga Teacher Training Course
    Last edited by meenakshijsr; 08-25-2010, 04:24 AM. Reason: for changing the text

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  • ashtweth
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    Aaron /ALL

    Wonder if the practice of Tantra has been doing this in some level, when i could practice some Tantra it was pretty profound from breathing...Thanks a lot man for all this, i guess i saw some HEALING similarities with Tantra, but i guess thats combining the emotions with the breathing practice

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  • sucahyo
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    Originally posted by Tatva View Post
    Hi I'm new to this forum and joined because I saw this post and had a question even though this post is old. When I started doing these excersises about a week ago, I started rubbing the laogong point and shortly after I got a perrty bad headache and felt a bit sick to my stomach. Also since starting this practice, I've alway had poor circulation in my fingers and they always seem to be cold but now they aren't and it's even been noticed by my girlfriend. Does any one have any insight into all this?
    Would submerging yourself in a pool help? Maybe you shouldn't suppose to point your palm with finger and instead use left palm meet right palm (point your finger away from your body)?

    I am a newbie with this kind of breathing. but really concern if it may have bad effect on your health.

    Please mention the environment where you did the excercise. Facing what direction, existence of metal, electronics, water source, what is under you and what is above you. Maybe it is the environment that cause it, not from yourself.
    Last edited by sucahyo; 06-04-2010, 08:10 AM.

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  • Tatva
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    Hi I'm new to this forum and joined because I saw this post and had a question even though this post is old. When I started doing these excersises about a week ago, I started rubbing the laogong point and shortly after I got a perrty bad headache and felt a bit sick to my stomach. Also since starting this practice, I've alway had poor circulation in my fingers and they always seem to be cold but now they aren't and it's even been noticed by my girlfriend. Does any one have any insight into all this?

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  • Christine G.
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    Thanks Aaron!

    I saw that post I believe you said to mark the 29th on the calendar. I have it marked on my calendar at work to remind myself. Thanks again for the reminder Lookin' forward to it!

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  • Aaron
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    complementary exercise to the breathing exercises

    Hi Christine,

    I'll post something very soon that is a profound complementary process that goes hand in hand with these breathing exercises. I think you'll find them very useful.

    It will first be in an article in either the PATHS or ESM newsletter, then I'll post it in the forum under a new thread.

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  • Christine G.
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    Thanks Aaron!! I need more practice with this 'cause it was hard the first time I tried it.

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  • elias
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    Great post Aaron! Very helpful for healing.
    I have found that the tongue can be automatically put in the place by pronouncing SAT for inbreathe and NAM for outbreathe. like this:

    saaaaaaaaaat - naaaaaaammmmmmmmmm

    I had read this somewhere, thought it might be helpful.

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  • Aaron
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    Breathing exercises

    Hi Christine,

    You can do it for 10-30 minutes a day. If doing this when going to bed until falling asleep, this is fine too and is very relaxing at the same time.

    Three months practice for this without trying to circulate the qi is recommended.

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