Depends on what your end goal is.
I guess the simplist answer to my own question would be "enlightenment"?
Anyway, spirituality and development in one self is really one huge crossroad. But for the sake of helping you, I will supply a list of what I know
you could try to learn:
- I practice this daily (no teacher) from a book, and its a rather great feature. If you're interested in the healing arts, you should
definately try to read up on Yoga, since its a form of healing one self by moving your body in various postures. Its also a form of meditation, for
those who believe in psychic development, I could say one could try to practice "Yoga Nidra", which is highering your inner self. I've heard, with
practice, it becomes able for a Yogi to tap into time/space with "Yoga Nidra" to see past, present and future events.
You might as well look into Sahaja Yoga, since its also about stimulating the Kundalini.
Btw. I might also add, if you seek to help others, you can do so by showing them postures and showing them how to do them proberly. I've only learned
Yoga from a book, and i'm quite proud of being able to stand on my entire hand with stretched legs.
Or even more proud of recently achieving a
- When you think about martial arts, the first thing you think about is probably a Kung-Fu kind of guy who jumps around and kicks
stuff with his feet.
What I see is simple balancing of the body. Martial arts in my honest opinion are all about focus and balance, not how you swing or grap people. And
so how does this help heal you? Well, balance 'is' healing. Another thing you might notice about martial arts are that they focus on Ki or Chi power
that roots below your navel. Its a chakra, so certain people are able to draw power from this source. This is also where "Ki Balls" come from... As
well as when one talks about his awesome power to project fire balls or ignite fire from his hands, he is really drawing power from the Ki (I believe
its in all the cases, but someone will probably reject me on this).
If I should suggest a martial art, it should be Yudo, Jujitsu or Aikido... Learn about Yudo and Jijitsu first, for Aikido is a practice of grapping
people, but still also focuses on turning an opponents power toward himself.
This isn't my kind of subject, although from what I know it doesn't exactly concern your body (IT CAN, but not in most cases). If you believe in
astral projecting theres a way to develop it further with magick. You can try to achieve Bilocation, I don't exactly understand the idea of it, but
1. Beings awake/conscious/aware of something while at the same time having an out-of-body experience with your astral & etheric body.
2. Where you interact with space and time to split your awareness into multiple places in the world around you. This is what happens when people has
reported seeing people being two different places at the same time.
It can only be achieve through advanced magick i've read.
I might add, for the person who wants to help others, he should read up on something like shamanism, or herbalism where you can mix together potions
for other people if they are ill. Or you could try mixing something together with a few flavour powders, then telling that person that its real, and
if the person isn't a skeptic, then his belief may heal his body.
This where all roads start, follow and end at. Meditation is essential I believe. This isn't exactly something that you can do to help others with,
but only help yourself. Of course you could teach others and guide others in how to do meditation.
I practice Vipassana, but thats enough said, since i've pretty much not done meditation for a while to focus on my Yoga.
Vipassana (insight) is basicly focusing on what sensations are happening around your body. Notice: insight, that means focusing on what sensations are
happening in your nose, the rising and falling of the chest.
In most cases, a mental note can also be added as "Rising - Falling" or "In - Out" whenever a specific sensation occures.
I don't have any more to say really, but if you would like some help with some of the things, just give me a U2U and i'll see what I can do... I'll
promise to make it my top priority to help you out
Btw. I'm sure you can find some other arts, as there are many.