Audi and Ken,
Thanks for your posts about how TCC has helped your health. Audi, your comments about putting the baby in the back of the car, becoming a morning person, and dealing with unwanted weight made me chuckle. I can identify with all!
Though, I'm extemely interested in the health aspects of TCC and feel so many people get into TCC for that reason, I've hesitated to answer about how TCC has helped MY health because my health has been so good since I began practicing, I don't want to put a hex on it by the appearance of bragging! But, honestly, I feel it has helped me in so many ways--when I was pregnant, in delivering my babies, in raising my babies, in my marriage, in the normal, but sometimes pesky physical cycles of woman's health, in all the stresses of life, I have stayed healthy. Beyond that, it has heightened my awareness and appreciation of just about everything! TCC is my herbal supplement, my vitamin, my inspiration, and a "friend to me". When I'm stressed I go do some form or hold standing meditation. I breathe out the bad stuff, I punch and kick away the enemy. It makes me strong and confident and a lot nicer to the people in my life. My husband, not a practictioner, but once he became aware of how TCC helped me, has contintued to encourage my study. My son, when a kindergartner, drew a picture of his family as Dad with his briefcase, his sister with her cello, and Mom with her saber! Oddly, the teacher never said anything.
Audi, your mention of "loosening the kua" reminds me, when I'm in standing meditation, and I lower the sacrum and tailbone down (or the lower back), I've sunken into my legs, how do you describe that feeling like the pelvic girdle or hips expanding out, or opening ? I've tried to explain this feeling to others, but I can't quite describe it. It only happens when the lower back really drops down, then this loosening happens--its a sort of horizontal rounding out, while the spine is vertically loosening. Oh, I fear I'm getting confusing here. Help! And Thanks.
[This message has been edited by Charla Quinn (edited 04-19-2001).]