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Re: (OT) How do you relax and "recharge"?

by kutsu (Priest)
on Aug 29, 2005 at 16:42 UTC ( #487465=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) How do you relax and "recharge"?

Since nobody has meantioned a "breathing technique" yet, when my mind starts turning to mush and everything starts looking like 1s and 0s - I practice the Ibuki (similar to Chinese Qiqong) breathing techniques of Goju-ryu Karatedo. This mainly means Sanchin training but I've found the breathing and movements of Tai Chi and other "soft" styles of kung-fu and even Yoga to help in regaining alot of energy as well.

"Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

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by poqui (Deacon) on Aug 29, 2005 at 18:27 UTC
    I'm not familiar with Ibuki, but I have done some Qi-gung practice.
    For me, the Dragon breath is very energizing; but it is *not* conducive to sitting and programming, its more for physical energy.
    What qi-gung form is Ibuki most like?

      Ibuki (or Ikibuki) is the combination of go (hard;Sanchin) and ju (Soft;Tensho) breathing of Goju-ryu. Sanchin would be like Tiger or Lion's breath (tensed and ready to attack/defend at any moment) while Tensho would be Dragon's breath (subtle with a hidden power waiting to trap and release).

      "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

        IC, thank you very much!

        Unfortunately, Tiger or Lion breathing at work would be too conspicuous; and I can't always get away to do them someplace else, like maybe outside.
        I have done Dragon breathing at my desk without attracting too much attention.

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