Also, since I have been practicing seriously for the past 5 years, I noticed my skeletal column is getting straighten up bit by bit, my blood flow has improved – my palms and fingers are warmer and softer now. Yes, many, many, many improvement health-wise.]]>
i am hoping to see and some of your students at the upcoming Conference (April 21-23) at Mt. Madonna, entitled “An Embodied Response to Unsettling Times.”
Warmly and with appreciation, Eugene Tashima
Your article is so clear and logical. Unfortunately, many of us humans are not!]]>
I am happy to know that the “Lower abdominal breathing” is useful, since that is what I do, naturally. I thought I was incorrect, when some exercise practioner suggested the “natural” type of breathing, which is odd for me.]]>
There is another possible answer to your question China experienced a major civil war between December 1850 and August 1864. It is known as the Taiping Rebellion or Taiping Uprising. Two major slogans of this Uprising were “Resist Foreign Powers” and “Rid Internal Traitors.” So its targets were the foreign exploiting powers who were squeezing more and more unequal treaties from China, and the Qing government who wasn’t doing much or capable of doing much to resist the foreign exploitation. It was a major civil war during which more than 20 million people were killed, including a lot of foreigners. I don’t know how much the uprising/rebellion affected Hong Kong, but it was very serious and widespread in Southern and Southwestern China.
Perhaps there are some readers who can shed some light on this issue.