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PostPosted: 2012-12-02, 08:51    Post subject: Qigong Reply with quote

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Hi,

I wanted to share some observations from my study of Qigong.

This exercise will be simple to follow for any who are interested. Just lying down on my back and focusing on my spine while breathing; I asked 'what is my diaphragm expecting of my spine on the in-breath?, what is happening as I relax and breathe out? Then, with shakuhachi in hand, I have noticed some things like; on the inhalation I like to take two breaths, a kind of last minute extra breath, in my anxiety to produce a sound. Also I tend to forget about breathing into the back of my lungs.

Last weekend we practiced a technique for sounding out the emptying of the upper lungs, middle lungs and lower abdomen; the what and how of the practice I haven't described in sufficient detail. But for the shakuhachi, I thought about how sound is produced in Robuki with a focus to find the sound initially, then opening out once the sound is established and the quiet energy at the end of the breath. And found the practice very similar.

It could be described simply as mindfulness and am just really glad to have found the stillness to practice mindfully- sometimes.
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PostPosted: 2012-12-03, 20:25    Post subject: Qigong Reply with quote

Fiona, thank you for sharing.
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PostPosted: 2012-12-04, 01:53    Post subject: Qigong Reply with quote

Fiona Dawes wrote:


...It could be described simply as mindfulness and am just really glad to have found the stillness to practice mindfully- sometimes.


That's great Fiona, I bet it's close to how the first monks played the shakuhachi.
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PostPosted: 2012-12-17, 19:53    Post subject: Qigong Reply with quote

How the first monks played...

I can draw an image for my flute practice from qigong, leopard drinking water. On reflection, the exercise I described is so typical of my practice, like the opposite of a yawn, described in qigong as Yin breathing. I love Yin breathing, long inhalations, relaxing, somewhat passive, inward focus... However, too much Yin is not recommended and is most likely contributing to my difficulty sustaining practice in Honkyoku, due to tiredness. I have been following a suggestion to limit Robuki to 10 minutes.

So, I am thinking about practicing leopard drinking water, without the flute, taking in gulps, note thinking, not practicing yet. Idea
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