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Old 09-01-2006, 10:19 AM   #56
Mike Sigman
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Re: Deep Breathing and its meaning

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Michael McCaslin wrote:
I get the impression from your post that this movement is not nearly so visible in the reverse breathing, but that the feeling of pressure is what we are after.
Sure. This is what they mean by store/breathe/condense/concentrate the ki at the navel/dantien/tanden/hara . And you feel it beginning to pull at the layers covering the rest of your body.
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Is 35 all that old?! Time to look into arrangements, I suppose.
You're just a pup. I remember a teacher I once had who mentioned that probably the best age to start a lot of the sophisticated breath/ki/whatever studies was around 40. Anyone younger has not learned to settle down and focus well enough.

FWIW

Mike
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