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vertical line Posted on Sep.23.2012 @ 10:36PM EDT by shayne
i was wondering if anyone knew the proper way to do standing meditation? ive been doing a form of tai chi posture where you stand and follow your breaths in and out and place your middle fingers against your side of your thighs lightly. i do it for five minutes a day to correct posture defects. my question is where does the weight of your feet go on? certainly not the balls of the feet as this makes the calves taxed. is it the middle of the feet or the heel? the heel makes me feel like im gonna fall backwards. but this just might be me taking the time to get used too to correct my posture. suggestions anyone?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.24.2012
05:35AM EDT 
vertical line What's your favourite colour?
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Reply from starduster
Sep.24.2012
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I do standing zazen when I have to wait in line.

I do sitting zazen when Im in the car, on a bus, stuck in class.

I do walking zazen when I walk.

I do lying zazen when I go to bed.

I tend to think that everytime I shut off the internal dialogue and just breathe,

that is zazen to me.

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Reply from Avisitor
Sep.24.2012
08:24AM EDT 
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vertical line Tai Chi ... as far as I know is a flowing or movement oriented type of exercise.
And, the weight distribution is almost always 60/40. 60% on one leg and 40% on the other leg.
For the feet themselves, it depends on what movement is being done at the time.
I would assume your inner ear would help you decide which weight distribution is best for you.
Well that is what little I know. Sorry.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.24.2012
09:25AM EDT 
vertical line Do you practice Tai Chi?
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Reply from shayne
Sep.24.2012
09:52AM EDT 
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vertical line yes i know alot about tai chi. it is also a yoga exercise. the movement part is movement and you are correct but thats for the movement part.

i got books and more books and videos. including fighting aspects of the art.

tai chi is a pushing and pulling and throwing art. all stand up though. some strikes.

the crap they do in hong kong with 300 people doing it slow is well crap. no fighting aspect.

i do do the slow motion aspect. moving mediation. but i also do the practical side.

they do it slow because to facilatate corrections in posture,proper energy distribuation ect. whatever you want to concentrate on.






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Sep.24.2012
09:52AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "What's your favourite colour?"
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black bud. thanks for asking. whats yours?


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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.24.2012
10:07AM EDT 
vertical line The grey area about black is the absence of colour. So you know how to stand.
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Sep.24.2012
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vertical line Quote: "yes i know alot about tai chi. it is also a yoga exercise. the movement part is movement and you are correct but thats for the movement part.

i got books and more books and videos. including fighting aspects of the art.

tai chi is a pushing and pulling and throwing art. all stand up though. some strikes.

the crap they do in hong kong with 300 people doing it slow is well crap. no fighting aspect.

i do do the slow motion aspect. moving mediation. but i also do the practical side.

they do it slow because to facilatate corrections in posture,proper energy distribuation ect. whatever you want to concentrate on.






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I don't practice Tai Chi. Wished to learn but never had the time and money in place for it.
But, what I do know is that the slow motion is an aspect of focus and stress. This is to draw out the Chi. Then in push pull practice, the Chi is reinforced. After many years of practice, one is suppose to be able to use the Chi upon command. It is quite impressive when the masters demonstrate it in Hong Kong.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.24.2012
10:24AM EDT 
vertical line Chi pee
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Reply from frozenaomi
Sep.24.2012
10:49PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't know but I rather imagine if you,don't over think it you body...your inner ear...will compensate for any slight movement you make while meditating standing up and enable you to keep your balance.

How do you do the middle finger posture practice? That sounds kind of cool.
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Reply from shayne
Sep.24.2012
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vertical line Quote: "I don't know but I rather imagine if you,don't over think it you body...your inner ear...will compensate for any slight movement you make while meditating standing up and enable you to keep your balance.

How do you do the middle finger posture practice? That sounds kind of cool.
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middle finger posture? haha. nah sweety touch the middle finger of each hand against the side of your thigh. same posture. not a different one. haha. its just used to keep the shoulders erect and squared is all. not just dangling. haha.

nah you stand there in a posture with only your middle fingers up and in front of you. hahhahahahahhaha

sorry had to say it.

haha.

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Reply from so_teh
Sep.25.2012
12:38AM EDT 
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vertical line Don't mistaken your imagination as sunshine.
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Reply from starduster
Sep.25.2012
06:06AM EDT 
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Ive practiced drawing and firing with my .45 six gun rig in slow motion for years in slow motion, believing that that is the way the body learns best.  Then when you do it fast, the body just does it automatically.

Ive been known to draw, fire, and hit within a 3 inch circle, 5 times in a row.  My best ever, and then I reloaded and hit a larger target twice as far away several time too.  Then someone drove up and told me I couldn't shoot there, so I had to leave the gravel pit.

I was shooting with a friend a while ago, at my own shooting range in the woods.  He commented, "You shoot really well with that .45, but not so much with the automatics."  I said, "Yeah, I've practiced more with the .45."

I don't know if Ive practiced more with the .45.  I tend to shoot all of them when I go shooting.  But I think I may have practiced better with the six-gun because I was doing that in slow motion, like a tai chi exercise, letting it soak into the body.

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.25.2012
08:11AM EDT 
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vertical line mind body awareness with each beat of the heart, in silence opens gifts, to give every step away from greed, malice and envy, look within through one eye of acceptance and bliss, free of formality 
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Sep.25.2012
08:53AM EDT 
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vertical line Do muscles have memories?
When one practices Tai Chi with its slow movements and deliberate mind, do the muscle remember the motions?
And this thing called Chi, where does it come from and where does it go to?

Like riding a bicycle, if we stop the bike then it will fall over to one side.
If we stay in the motion then all things stay in balance.
Questioning and asking for answers ... only stop the bicycle.
We need to keep the practice going in order to see the real results.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.25.2012
10:03AM EDT 
vertical line Like a fish on a bike, you don't practice Tai Chi.
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Sep.25.2012
11:32AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Like a fish on a bike, you don't practice Tai Chi. "
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Do you practice breathing?
If not then how do you stay alive?
Iron lung?
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.25.2012
11:39AM EDT 
vertical line ¿underwater
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Sep.25.2012
12:21PM EDT 
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vertical line see saw sow some
free frow frau frum
be buy bow bum
the cusp is where the standby is
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Sep.25.2012
01:19PM EDT 
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Are you underwater now???
Must be hard on the electronic keyboards ... hehehe
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Reply from starduster
Sep.26.2012
05:28AM EDT 
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Are you underwater now???
Must be hard on the electronic keyboards ... hehehe
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Avisitor.

Just curious,

what does the *A* stand for ?

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Reply from shayne
Sep.26.2012
09:32AM EDT 
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Ive practiced drawing and firing with my .45 six gun rig in slow motion for years in slow motion, believing that that is the way the body learns best.  Then when you do it fast, the body just does it automatically.

Ive been known to draw, fire, and hit within a 3 inch circle, 5 times in a row.  My best ever, and then I reloaded and hit a larger target twice as far away several time too.  Then someone drove up and told me I couldn't shoot there, so I had to leave the gravel pit.

I was shooting with a friend a while ago, at my own shooting range in the woods.  He commented, "You shoot really well with that .45, but not so much with the automatics."  I said, "Yeah, I've practiced more with the .45."

I don't know if Ive practiced more with the .45.  I tend to shoot all of them when I go shooting.  But I think I may have practiced better with the six-gun because I was doing that in slow motion, like a tai chi exercise, letting it soak into the body.

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yes this is a good way to do things.

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Sep.26.2012
09:56AM EDT 
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Quote: "Quote: "¿underwater "
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Are you underwater now???
Must be hard on the electronic keyboards ... hehehe
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Avisitor.

Just curious,

what does the *A* stand for ?

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In the early days of the internet, I was asked to fill out a form with a user name.
I tried visitor and it came back "in use, please try again". So, I put an "A" in front of it.
Ever since, I have used this user name in forums and it has been accepted. So, it really doesn't stand for anything ... other than just habit.
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Reply from zenmanstan
Sep.26.2012
02:54PM EDT 
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vertical line purple at the mo'
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Reply from starduster
Sep.27.2012
06:27AM EDT 
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My favorite colors:

Blue, Brown, Gray, Black, Yellow, Purple, Green, Red.

That explains my closet.  No colors there but the first four.

I will have to look these colors up on the Luscher Color Test.

Maybe I can find out whats wrong with me.

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Sep.27.2012
04:57PM EDT 
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vertical line Last fall, it was early in the morning, just coming back from the doctors after receiving an injection of invega. I didn't get much sleep the night before. I'm driving home, there were these low cumulus clouds that morning, and it was rather chilly. I was having some sort of intense reaction to the med. Down the road to my house there was this hot air balloon hanging aloof then disappearing into the low clouds. It was a interesting feeling I got, of standing aloof to my body-mind. I don't that shot anymore.
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Sep.27.2012
05:06PM EDT 
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vertical line Yeah, I don't do that shot anymore. And It took me months to find my legs again. This is the sh!t I have to deal with sometimes.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.27.2012
05:11PM EDT 
vertical line I deal with sh;t, daily.
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.27.2012
05:12PM EDT 
vertical line Wall to wall.
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Reply from so_teh
Sep.27.2012
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vertical line I was thinking, since the digital explosion, that the 'timeless gurus' of today might be dealing with some sh!t.
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Sep.27.2012
05:34PM EDT 
vertical line I don't know sh;t about timeless gurus. But in the sanctuary, I work with animal waste and human crap.
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Sep.27.2012
05:57PM EDT 
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vertical line haha is that what your book is about? :)
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Reply from Joe Chip
Sep.28.2012
07:21AM EDT 
vertical line Something like that.
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Sep.28.2012
07:51AM EDT 
vertical line Ascension
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