There are two types of Chi, internal and external. Qi-Gong, pronounce Cheee-Gong is a practice which the teacher gives students the Chi, which is external or additional Chi or Yang Chi (means strong and masculine). While Sitting Chan, in japan it is called Za (sit) Zen (Chan), cultivates internal Chi, or Original Chi, or Ying Chi (Ying means soft and mild). If you are interested, it takes only two minutes to experience your internal Chi.
1. First minute - sit down, relax and breath with your belly. Place each hand, palms up and open, on each knee. With eyes closed, observe the center of each palm for one minute. What can you sense? 2. Second minute - sit down, relax and breath with your belly. Put your palms together in front of your heart, like praying. With eyes closed, observe the center of the palms (together now) for one minute. Then open your hands to 12 inches apart at the speed of two seconds (slowly) and together and apart and together, repeat. What can you sense? Just a simple way to be aware of our Innate Chi, which we were born with. Without it, we die. In Chan, we do not teach Sexual Chi. I am aware that the Taoists do. JM Edgar Owen wrote: > > Jeni Jeni, > > > Historically there is a long history of discussions of sex and sexual > energy associated with Zen, Tao, Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra all have > their particular takes on the matter. The basic idea is that the > sexual energy is one of the primary sources where chi enters one's > body. At that point the idea is to use specific techniques to > distribute that energy within one's energy centers and one's whole > being to refresh it and make it strong and healthy, and enlightened > rather than just immediately expending the sexual energy outward from > its source. Tantra in particular advocates a man and a woman working > together to do this. The idea is that they sexually join not with the > goal of quick orgasm but with the goal of mutually stimulating and > increasing the genital chi and then working together to distribute > that through their chakras and entire bodies. The idea is that > naturally a man and woman together can generate and move a lot more > good energy than either alone. > > In the past I've used this technique extensively and found it > extremely effective and health inducing and an excellent technique on > the path to enlightenment. > > Edgar > > > > On Aug 28, 2008, at 1:17 AM, Jeni Jeni wrote: > >> When I was very sexually active, I felt life-power in sex. I think >> that is CHI, or is that like addiction? There is manic energy that >> came from sex and also from drugs. Is that Chi? >> > > ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/