SELECTION OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
NOVEMBER 2019 PART 3
Can I shout when practicing chi kung?
— Anita, USA
When practicing our chi kung, or any genuine chi kung, you can shout. It will be better if you first give a signal, like making a noise, before you shout loudly. This will warn other practitioners who may be in a cosmic dimension so that they are ready for your shout.Shouting or making any loud noise is emotional cleansing or carthasis. I recall that when I was a small boy, I found it silly to pay money to cry in a movie. Later I learned that it was emotional cleansing.
Apart from shouting, some practitioners may make other noises, like crying or laughing continuously. Others may perform funny actions, like rolling on the floor or jumping about wildly. They reported that a huge emotional burden was removed from them after their extraordinary actions
Is chi kung good for psychic powers and sexual performance?
— Calvin, USA
Yes, genuine chi kung is good for developing psychic powers and sexual performance. Like other benefits, low level genuine chi kung will have little result and take a long time to develop psychic power and sexual performance, but high level genuine chi kung will have much result and take a short time.
I recall that one day many years ago an elderly gentleman phoned me when I was teaching chi kung to the public in Penang.
"Sifu, I'm in trouble," he said.
"What's your trouble?"
"Now I have sex very often with my wife, more often than when I was young."
"Did you enjoy your sex?" I asked.
"Very much, sifu."
"Did your wife also enjoy the sex?" I asked, rather naively.
"I think so," he replied.
"There's no problem," I assured. "Enjoy yourselves!"I also recall that a young man, called Percy, who was an accountant, had extraordinary sensory powers. He could see beyond walls and see future events. When you have such powers, you must be discreet about "heaven's secrets".
What are the differences between the Goat Stance, the Three-Circle Stance, and the Cosmos Stance?
— Brian, USA
In performing all the three stances the feet should be about one and a quarter shoulder's width, and the toes hooked in slightly between 5 to 10 degrees.
In the Goat Stance, the hands are held in fists and placed on both sides at the waist. In the Three-Circle Stance, the hands hold a ball of energy, with the fingers higher than the wrists, and the wrists higher than the elbows. In the Cosmos Stance, the hands are dropped at the sides of the body with the palms facing backward or at the body.
All the three stances develop internal force and mental clarity. In the Goat Stance, energy is focused at the dan tian, or abdominal energy field. In the Three-Circle Stance, energy circulates at the hands. In the Cosmos Stance a practitioner taps energy from the Cosmos.
You mentioned that students now learned more than students in your earlier years. Can you please elaborate on that?
— Sifu Chris Didyk, Shaolin Wahnam USA
Yes, students now get the state of the art whereas many things that students learn now may not be available in the past. This is because many instructions which are routine now were not available in the past. It took me many years of teaching to get to the state of the art now.
I always teach the best. In my many years of teaching, I had benefited much. For example, when I first taught chi kung about 40 years ago in Penang, students would take about 4 months to have an energy flow. That was my best then.
Learning chi kung means years, but I took only 4 months for students to have an energy flow. Even now most chi kung practitioners today cannot generate an energy flow. That is why we refer to what they practice as gentle physical exercise using chi kung techniques, but not genuine chi kung or energy exercise.
It is just incredible that in my intensive courses now, students can have an energy flow in the first half an hour. Our instructors can also help their students to have an energy flow in half an hour, but because their students spend more time with them, for the students’ benefit they take a longer time to help their students generate an energy flow.
To generate an energy flow, a practitioner must enter a chi kung state of mind. My early students did not spend time to enter a chi kung state of mind. I learned this in my many years of teaching, and I shared it with our students.
Many martial art practitioners do not have internal force. Some even think that internal force is not true. But in our class just now, just after an hour of training everyone put up their hands to show that they have developed some internal force. It is just unbelievable, but true.
I found and played with a blood pressure test kit at my family home. My sister passed by and was surprised at my pulse rate. She works in a hospital and said most people have a pulse rate of 70+ beats per minute (bpm). Mine was 60+ bpm. Intrigued, I tested my whole family with the same kit and found she was right. Everyone was 70+ bpm, except my father who was 80+ bpm from high blood pressure. I have a history of slightly high blood pressure but my pulse rate is now lower than average
— Max, England
Congratulations. Not only you are on the right track, you have improved very much.
The usual blood pressure is 70+ beats per minute. Those with high blood pressure have 80+ or more beats per minute. Those whose breathing is deep, like genuine martial artists, runners and singers, have 60+ beats per minute or lower.
Does that mean those who have 60+ beats per minute has low pressure? No, it doesn't; it means their breathing is deep. However, those who are easily tired or have illness, may also have 60+ beats per minutes.
While I easily feel chi flowing down the front of my body, I hardly feel anything flow up my back.
I notice every time I draw a breath, I feel a faint tingling from my cheeks down to my ankles. This happens in any position, even as I'm typing this now.
I notice my upper abdomen is unusually firm and bouncy like tough rubber when relaxed.
Most people do not feel chi going up their back. Those who have practiced genuine chi kung may feel chi going down the front of their body.
If you take an advanced course called the Small Universe, which is sometimes called the Small Cosmic Obit in some schools, you can have chi flowing along your "ren" and "du" meridians, i.e. the conceptual and the governing meridians in front and at the back of your body. More importantly, it gives you good health, vitality, longevity, peak performance and spiritual joys irrespective of religion.
I was having a chat with a boxer friend. He read Bruce Lee who said a palm strike was more powerful than a punch, and he wanted to test it.
I braced his punching bag and he let loose with his best punch and best palm strike. After repeated tries, we found his punch consistently stronger than his palm strike.
I also wanted to try. The unusual part was that he kept reporting my palm strike was stronger than my punch, despite me never practising palm strikes before.
I have practised “san ti shi” (or Three-Body Stance) for close to two years, using the skills I learnt from you in Penang.
Your body is becoming stronger as it is protected by chi. Those who have Golden Bell can take punches and kicks without injury and at a high level even weapon attacks. If you read my autobiography, the "Art of the Master", you can read someone crazy chopping me hard with a chopper but I didn't have any injury. Many of my students who have not trained Golden Bell can take punches and kicks from their friends.
For those with internal force, the palm is stronger than their hands. The fingers are the strongest. But those who have no internal force and thus use muscular strength, their fists are stronger than their palms, and their fingers are the weakest. You may not have practiced palm strikes, but your palms are stronger, especially due to your "san ti shi". The palms are often used in Xingyiquan, which uses the “san ti shi” or Three-Body Stance as the fundamental stance.
As you continue your chi kung or "san ti shi" training, you can feel chi at your lower abdomen. But don't rush; let Nature take its course.
As you continue your training, you can feel your whole body, including your lower abdomen, warm and pleasant.
I remember my palms getting icy cold after we practised in Penang. When I asked you, you said it was a good sign. Is there anything I can do to improve?
It is a good sign that every time you take a breath, you have a faint tingling down your cheeks to your ankles. It means the chi is passing well in your body. Gradually, the tingling effects may disappear as your feeling becomes normal.
If you feel your upper abdomen firm and bouncy, it shows you have good chi. Gradually it may sink to your lower abdomen. This is what many Chinese, especially those of an older generation, refer to as "having later prosperity" or "yow hou fook" in Cantonese.
It was a good sign that your palms were icy cold but you did not feel cold as you had a better balance of energy flow. Your chi flowed to warm your internal organs to enable them to function better instead of remaining at your palms. Earlier your chi could not flow to your internal organs because of blockages. When a person is sick, he has a fever, i.e. his external body is hot but internal body cold.
Don't chase after benefits; just enjoy your practice. You should practice just 10 minutes a session, once in the morning and the other in the evening or at night. Gradually -- I repeat, gradually -- you may increase the time of your practice sessions. Remember the three golden rules of our practice, which are (1) Don't worry, (2) Don't intellectualize, and (3) Enjoy your practice.
Don't intellectualize during practice. But at other times, like when we ask questions, we intellectualize, i.e. we use our intellect.
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to Grandmaster Wong via his Secretary at stating your name, country and e-mail address.
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- Great Importance of the Small and the Big Universe
- Interesting Background of Shaolin Wahnam Kungfu Sets
- Taiji Originates from Wuji and Returns to Wuji
- Onward to the Interior