Now doing 50 sets per hand. 10 minutes of qigong and massage.
The last few qigong days have had a subtle wave sensation from my hands to my elbows or so. Not super strong or anything, but I definitely feel it. I wonder what is causing it.
It’s going on a half year of iron palm practice. I read online about how people have been practicing for years and I think I can see how. The practice seems to go by quickly and it no longer feels like something new that I need to do, but rather a normal part of my day. I am an iron palm practitioner. Well, maybe it’s a bit too early to say that, but it doesn’t feel like anything new anymore. It’s part of my training just like pushups, crunches, hitting the heavy bag, etc.
I’ve heard some stuff about having to practice iron palm every day and if you miss a day you have to start over or something like that. That sounds silly to me. I’m pretty sure you can miss a day or two here and there and nothing bad will happen. Now if you miss an extended period of time you should probably start back slowly, but I think a lot of that “you can’t miss a day” stuff was designed to make students take their training more seriously back in the day.
I’m now doing 45 sets per hand.
On day 117 I had another one of those wave sensations experiences while doing qigong. I could feel it running from my hands up past my elbows. It wasn’t as strong as before but it came on almost right away and lasted for the rest of the qigong session as well as for a little bit afterward. It sort of distracts me when it happens because I start to focus on it and my mind begins to wonder what is happening and if it’s going to get more intense or what.
The gravel iron palm bag arrived in the mail a few days ago. It’s a lot heavier and harder than the mung bean one. I slapped it a few times and it’s definitely harder. I’m still looking forward to starting with that one, however. Not until I’m at more than 45 sets per hand with the mung bean bag, though.
There’s a third one that is filled with steel shot. I bet that one is HEAVY and I bet it’s hard. It’s also expensive. I’m told that you can develop a high level of iron palm without going to that one so I will probably just stay at the gravel bag. Of course, this is all just planning at this point. Of course I will keep you updated.