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Exercises for the Mind & Body

Post by WanderingLands » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:50 am

Just presenting some exercises that I have been doing in order to get myself active and to strengthen myself mentally and physically. Probably the same advice you may get from a practitioner in these arts, but nevertheless still effective and also worth mentioning.

Shaolin Kong fu basic movements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8zb_QKZEo
Eclectic Energies: http://www.eclecticenergies.com
waterwheel1 channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/waterwheel1

The Kong Fu movements are what I'm beginning to do. The Eclectic Energies website is where you can find a collection of mudras and acupressure, as well as an online i-Ching, and electronic therapist, and some information about the Enneagram and the Ego (mainly about the Freduian concept of Ego). The waterwheel1 channel on YouTube has a ton of exercises.

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Post by Arising_uk » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:03 am

At last! Something useful.

I applaud links 1 and 2. Nice finds, now three plus years of practice and it'll be cushty.

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Post by WanderingLands » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:01 am

Arising_uk wrote:At last! Something useful.

I applaud links 1 and 2. Nice finds, now three plus years of practice and it'll be cushty.
Indeed it does take years of practice...

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Re: Exercises for the Mind & Body

Post by randallbenak » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:32 am

The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.

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Post by WanderingLands » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:03 pm

randallbenak wrote:The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.
Yes, indeed. The mind and body can actually work in harmony with one another as is the meaning of 'being one with the Universe'.

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Post by Mic84 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:09 am

randallbenak wrote:The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.
That's right.

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...heavy, one-arm, snatches.

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HA!

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Wow. Think I vomited in my mouth a little bit. He was much more attractive in a purple suit wearing women's makeup.

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Post by Breath » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:18 am

WanderingLands wrote:
randallbenak wrote:The mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress. If you recall a time when you were happy, grateful or calm, your body and mind tend to relax.
Yes, indeed. The mind and body can actually work in harmony with one another as is the meaning of 'being one with the Universe'.
So, when you are dying, as happens to thousands every hour, is the Universe dying too?

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Post by WanderingLands » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:14 pm

Breath wrote:
WanderingLands wrote: Yes, indeed. The mind and body can actually work in harmony with one another as is the meaning of 'being one with the Universe'.
So, when you are dying, as happens to thousands every hour, is the Universe dying too?
No, and I did not mean it that way at all. I meant a spiritual connection between particular beings with the universal; the microcosm meeting the macrocosm. It's a Hermetic way of thinking.

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Post by thedoc » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:16 pm

WanderingLands wrote:Just presenting some exercises that I have been doing in order to get myself active and to strengthen myself mentally and physically. Probably the same advice you may get from a practitioner in these arts, but nevertheless still effective and also worth mentioning.

Shaolin Kong fu basic movements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8zb_QKZEo
Eclectic Energies: http://www.eclecticenergies.com
waterwheel1 channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/waterwheel1

The Kong Fu movements are what I'm beginning to do. The Eclectic Energies website is where you can find a collection of mudras and acupressure, as well as an online i-Ching, and electronic therapist, and some information about the Enneagram and the Ego (mainly about the Freduian concept of Ego). The waterwheel1 channel on YouTube has a ton of exercises.

Thankyou, I started watching the Kung Fu video and now I have the itch to start practicing some of my Isshin-Ryu Katas again. Many of the stances and movements in the first 7 minutes I watched were very similar to the stances and moves in the Katas I had learned. I'll watch the rest but I'll also look up the Katas I had learned just to be sure I'm doing them correctly.

An interesting bit of information, I attended tournaments years ago and always found the Kumite interesting in that no matter what style the player claimed or what stance was taken at the beginning, when it started they all looked like Isshin-Ryu. That really helped to vindicate my choice of styles. However the longer I practiced the less I was interested in fighting or self-defence and the more I became interested in the philosophy behind the art. In fact I never advanced to the green belt level because the Sensei required participation in a tournament to do so, and I just wasn't interested in that aspect of the art.

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