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Old 12-06-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Unexpected transformations or "what was that?"

Every once in a while something seems to shift inside, not as a result of directed practice, more like an incidental occurrence.

Yesterday, after several minutes of pretty much routine practice and maybe a few thoughts on how to go in several directions at once..after sitting down, something seemed to "pop" deep inside my abdominal cavity. I suppose you could say the dantian area (but not where I would have placed it).

Now my body seems to feel like it's both split from the middle (like a chainsaw across the torso) and, at the same time, more unified, cohesive and somewhat lighter.

I instinctively want to move from the middle (not so much a single center) and objects that were heavy yesterday are not so cumbersome today. Feels kind of like a bunch of clouds sewn together.

What happened? Anybody else have a similar experience? Bad sushi? Go see a chiropractor? Something I should develop in a certain way?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:24 AM   #2
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Re: Unexpected transformations or "what was that?"

Abdominal aortic aneurysm..
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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Re: Unexpected transformations or "what was that?"

Tom Buchanan wrote: View Post
to go in several directions at once..after sitting down
everytime i go in several directions at once, it's a mess afterward!

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Re: Unexpected transformations or "what was that?"

Tom - realistically; do you think anyone can say anything definitive over the web? Are you still alive? What is this ...day 2? Are you exhibiting any zombie like symptoms? The lightness and connected feelings....sound good to me. But as a disclaimer i should mention I am not a lawyer.

Phi - You are getting funnier. What the hell you been eating?
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:30 AM   #5
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Re: Unexpected transformations or "what was that?"

For a while I trained with a disciple of Shi Ming and the primary method of practice was just to take some rudimentary or basic movement and keep putting in reps until you absolutely could not stand it anymore.

There were some guidelines, but the real objective was to get past the fatigue. To get to the point where it had to become effortless.

What I noticed during this time was that my body changed a lot on it's own; range of motion increased, I carried my weight lower, a lot of popping and cracking, old injuries healing, etc.

But nothing like this. Day 2 - 3..I have less tension in my neck and shoulders than I've had in years, my shoulders feel kind of like they fell further onto my hips and my head feels a little less connected to my torso. I am infinitely more comfortable staying in one position for several minutes or longer. This is in spite of the fact that I have (had) a serious tendency to fidget, move around, be the person that can't sit still, etc.

If I need to push someone else or myself around, there is a LOT less localized tension. It feels kind of like the pressure (resistance) is evenly diffused throughout my body.

I've never had this much change come from what seems to be an incidental or adjacent realignment - anybody else ever have something change this much overnight? Is there more later? Or was this perhaps just one of those "energy gate type things" that somehow unclogged itself? Maybe there was a bigger clog?
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