I'm curious to know how or what do you feel about this picture. Like for example, if you saw it on Facebook would you click 'like' or 'share', and if you have an emotional reaction to it, how did it make you feel? Thanks.
Does GoT work on specific energies (like Peng, Lu, Ji, An etc) or does it just work on clearing the meridians so Qi can flow better?
Also, does GoT need "initiation" by the Master, in that, the Master will have to "ignite" the internal cooker/oven and then student practices daily to first keep the "fire" burning and eventually increase intensity of the fire?
How does GoT treat Sky and Earth energy? In that is the focus on bringing the Sky energy down through the CP and Earth through the K1 points and then balanced in the Lower Dan Tien?
Is the energetics an internal, meridian oriented one, or is it an external energy-ball/field oriented one? If so, what does one learn first?
I know these are too many questions and probably are stupid and dumb. But I'd greatly appreciate YaMu or one of his other students here answering them.
Even though Ya Mu has answered already I'm going to throw in my coupla penneth.
The 'subtitle' of GoT 1 is "vibratory acts of power". I personally view the practice as a shamanic qigong.
1. The 'jins' of taiji (that are also in many regards present in bagua, xingyi etc) such as peng, liu, an etc are in my understanding movements of qi that manfest as physical power, qi to jin.
To develop this the focus is primarily upon the neiqi (inner qi) and on the xing (form/shape). Though of course one may develop and later work with an awareness of the qi immediately surrounding yourself.
In GoT, the emphasis is on aligning with patterns and movement or vibrations of qi, as heaven and earth qi interact around and through us. The 'inner' aspect, is stillness-movement neigong so there is no yunqi (directing/moving qi) about along channels etc.
I couldn't at this stage say GoT alone does not lead to developing peng, liu, an etc, however if it does I would say it is a happy side effect. In that it isn't what it is about. On the other hand, if you have learned taijiquan and have developed this 'jin', then GoT will certainly amp up the energetics and that will of course support the taijiquan practice.
2. Ya Mu says anyone can begin even with just the dvd.
3. Yes GoT works with heaven and earth qi, but it is not so specific as other qigong in pulling heaven into baihui or earth into yongquan.
The weird thing is that really, you get out of the way (harder than you think (or I think anyhow)) and much of this happens on its own. You simply become aware of the fact the qi was moving through you all the time, and so on.
4. Kinda answered this already. For me I made the mistake initially of treating it as a 'feel the neiqi' practice. To deal with that I had to emphasis the awareness of the waiqi (external qi), however thesedays I consider it to be a 'blurr the lines of neiqi-waiqi' practice, and becomes aware of the patterns/movements between heaven and earth.
It's like the currents and eddies and swells of the ocean. I mean Ya Mu said it all along, 'sea of light'