On day 47 I experienced something really strange during qigong; it felt like there were waves of water flushing over my arms while I was doing the qigong. The sensation was getting stronger as I went on, but eventually my 6 minutes were up so I stopped. I kind of wanted to extend that session and see what was going to happen. I wonder how powerful it would have gotten.
Other than that, nothing really eventful happened during these 10 days. Beginning tomorrow I’m going to increase the sets to 30.
I’m one of those people who are naturally skeptical. I don’t really believe that qi has fighting applications. I think all of those guys who do the “qigong” demos where they break stuff or break spears on their throats are just showmen and stage magicians. All of the stuff they do can be done by people who are trained but who haven’t ever studied qigong. In other words, I don’t believe that qi is protecting their throat from the spear. It’s a stage trick. And yes, I believe they are deliberately misleading the audience.
That being said, the sensation I felt in my arms was unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think my arms were immune to spear strikes or anything like that at that point, but there was definitely something going on.
So you might ask if I’m a skeptic why am I even including the qigong portion in the training at all then? Blood flow is important in healing injuries and I think qigong increases blood flow in the hands, so it’s probably beneficial to my training. Same with the jow and the massage.