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Mark Foote
Post title: response to question by Idquest, from Tao Bums
(Nov 7 2010 at 01:12 PM)

"Does that mean you focus on skin on exhale only or on both inhale and exhale (sorry but your last paragraph is a bit hard for me to uderstand).

Thanks."


Focus on the occurrence of consciousness, the impact of the occurrence of consciousness on the fascial stretch in existence as consciousness occurs, and the ability to feel opened by activity generated by the fascial stretch. That sounds pretty heavy-handed, yet it's really a matter of being able to realize the inhalation or exhalation

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Mark Foote
Post title: Reverse breathing
(Nov 2 2010 at 08:33 PM)

Reverse breathing: the ilio-lumbar ligaments (yellow) engage in the movement of breath.

The autonomic respirations coordinate through the place of occurrence of consciousness (illustrated with a gyroscope) to cause action that opens the nerve channels between vertebrae; thus, the place that consciousness occurs has impact and

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Mark Foote
Post title: Response to Chunyi Lin interview, on Tao Bums
(Oct 30 2010 at 02:01 PM)

I am an amateur at Tai-Chi, and at sitting the full lotus, and at being a "love radiator" as Chunyi Lin puts it, yet even an amateur can say that we have two struggles here: one is to heal ourselves, which is how the interview opens, and the other is to find the words and actions to communicate the means of healing to others.

Even though we are talking about "unproveable" realities, I believe we can find a Western vocabulary to describe relationships that demonstrate these realities exist. T

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