Keeping a flow
Through cultivation practices you're going to gain a lot more energy. If this energy blocks or stagnates than it'll weigh you down, cause pain and make you feel more lethargic than before. It may feel like electric shocks, like dense matter stuck and will usually vibrate or resonate with environmental sounds/pressures. Hence why it's necessary to always keep a solid flow. Make sure you have both a mental and physical hobby to take up your time, a job, family or some education. You're going to have a lot more responsibility over yourself. Background noise/static is a common ground for excess energy that people use(This is why aum is used). Focus on your breath, do some exercise or start up a project. Make sure not to always keep your awareness hauled up in any one spot. Your focus is a like laser which will burn and fry anywhere it stays for too long. The best thing we can do with excess energy is flowing it downwards. Angling your body so that the posture is unobstructed, keeps the proper curves and having solid grounding.
We all have problems in life. These can be summed up as a singular consciousness problem. Each new season your problems may seem to fade and then reappear in different situations or areas. You can even use a kind of medicine to remedy it. The same issue of a new problem arises. Ultimately until you've mastered all of reality (yourself), you'll have to "suffer" or repay your debt. Track down reoccurring events in your life. The emotions which are common, health problems, mental and relationship issues, etc. These give an analogical view into your body, your cycle. Knowing one side of the coin can give you a look into the other. Generally in your body you will be too tense in one area and too loose or relaxed in another corresponding area. This could be the inner thigh and outer thigh for example or on the front core and back.
I'll throw in some info on meridians and why building equal form is necessary. Feel in between your most defined muscles. There should be an area in between the overlap which you can dig a finger into. The core contains tons of these once you achieve the geometrically sharp effect to your muscles. They're pretty much fault lines which are intersections of muscles. When using specific channels you're activating the muscles along them. You may notice strange defects like moles or spots along these lines. When the muscles are overloaded they'll re-route the energy back to your organs. That means if you're skipping parts of the body, others are excessively stressed. As we age many of these circuits close or stop working properly. Through training the body we un-"lock"(perfect etymology) them. That's how you know what "level" you're on in a manner of speaking. Generally the body develops from the inside to the outside. Take notice of how your core develops.
Inhaling brings awareness it inside and exhaling brings it out.
Stay balanced and centred as a rule of thumb.
Too much tension on a single angle/area will cause locking and stiffness(Think only using three fingers instead of 5).
Too much relaxation will cause loss of form and flaccidity.
Positive leads into negative, negative leads into positive.
You can only inhale as much as you've exhaled.
Balance the internal with the external and take notice of changing cycles.
Slow breathing for cold environments.
Keep dietary habits stable.
Act from the innermost naval area.
Learn to go beyond the threshold of discomfort. This is where real results happen and walls break. Don't burn yourself in the process of training though.
Tensing puts you in body and relaxing puts you in mind.
Exercise and breath meditation are methods of alchemizing your energetic charge(allowing for recovery or stimulation).
Wear a fundoshi (or light clothing) if you want your creativity back.
Extremes can create opposite reactions.
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