Do Ya'll guys drink?
Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:50 AM
I drank quite a bit in Korea.
And here in China the trend seems to continue
How important do you think abstaining from the sauce is to your cultivation?
I have been on a pretty crazy lifeystlye schedule. Doing my practices during the week and trying to abstain then getting hammered on the weekends. But wondering if it wouldn't be for the best to just stop entirely.
ps. Bijou(Chinese wine) is evil.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:54 AM
As with most things in life, excess is not so good.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:17 AM
On the other hand I know of several teachers who don't drink. I organized a wine and smores camp fire at Tao Mountain years ago and while Michael Winn joined us he didn't drink because he said it messed with his qi. He might be correct, though I know other high level teachers who do.
I don't find my meditation helped or hindered after a glass of wine, but I'm not particularly high level.
I'll throw in this article:
8 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
Every year, there is a flurry of headlines about the health benefits of wine. But can drinking wine really make a difference? Here, the news—very good news, indeed—from the latest studies. Note: The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day.
By Christine Quinlan
The Benefit: Promotes Longevity
The Evidence: Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Source: a Finnish study of 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007.
The Benefit: Reduces Heart-Attack Risk
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Source: a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health study of 11,711 men, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.
The Benefit: Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
The Evidence: Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines. Source: a study at Queen Mary University in London, published in Nature, 2006.
The Benefit: Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam's VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.
The Benefit: Lowers Risk of Stroke
The Evidence: The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Source: a Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.
The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Cataracts
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer. Source: a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003.
The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer
The Evidence: Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. Source: a Stony Brook University study of 2,291 individuals over a four-year period, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.
The Benefit: Slows Brain Decline
The Evidence: Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Source: a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006.
Edited by thelerner, 01 December 2011 - 07:21 AM.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:09 AM
I am particularly weary of bijou since it got me smoking again after 2 1/2 years of not lighting up.
It was a beautiful farmhouse in Hebei province, I was innocently taking shots of bijou with my friends under the stars surrounded by beautiful mountains and eating delicious, fresh Chinese farm house food. My defenses were down and I started smoking again!
Ahhh, will have to do some major high quality tea drinking and qigong to kick the habit again!
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:10 PM
This is the whole becoming alienated from your peers that I made a post about on another thread hahah >.<
Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:40 PM
And hell yea I drink... to be enjoyed in balance like everything else.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:57 PM
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