Inner Ear
內耳
About Future Tao
精氣神
Bangkok Biennial曼谷雙年展

lololol.net is an ongoing interpretive manuscript of Taoist-informed experimental practices for mind and body cultivation in contemporary times. Initiated by lololol, the manuscript is collectively written and organically evolving, and includes a decentralized program of exercises and techniques shared as a community for inspirations of healthy living.

Responding to today's increasingly cybernetic lifestyles, the program includes a variety of benefits, including the improvement of circulation between the real and virtual, fitness of expanded consciousness, deeper understanding of our new bodies, and connection between lives of all kind.

Since ancient times, humans have been developing mind and body techniques to expand their material experience and the potential of consciousness. Since the Enlightenment, such efforts have been predominated by the logic of science and western technology. As computer technology is becoming increasingly pervasive in everyday life, human lifestyles are becoming increasingly cybernetic, and our sense of space, time and existence is rapidly changing. In face in these new living conditions, what are new mind and body practices for the purpose of self-cultivation?

The kind of self-cultivation we explore in this project is marked by an excavation of ancient Taoist wisdom re-embodied with contemporary imagination. The manuscript builds upon, but are not limited to, ontological dualism, cosmic technics, mindful consciousness, and active relationship between heaven, man and nature.



The practice of Future Tao begins with three channels:

 Dantian (dynamic exercise) A sea of energy located three finger widths below and two finger widths behind the navel. Stand with your weight on both feet, breathe naturally, and focus on drawing energy into the abdomen, keep it stable and maintained. Practice mindful cultivation of the dantian, activate the force, develop the elixir by refining and purifying essence into vitality.

 Inner Ear (static exercise) The innermost part of the vertebrate ear. The inner ear is responsible for sound detection and balance. Irregularity will cause symptoms such as nausea and headaches. Listen around you and convert the mechanical vibrations of the ear into neural signals. Practice mindful cultivation of the Inner Ear and ease the flow between the mechanical and the neurosensory.

 Baihui (to gather)   An energy point that literally means “hundred meetings.” Located on the central body axis, aligned with the top of the ear, baihui is intricately connected with the brain and regulated its functions. The meeting point of a hundred veins that networks throughout the body. Practice mindful cultivation of the Baihui to help the balance of corporeal yin and yang.

lololol.net  是一個關注道思想的身心秘笈,2018年發起,持續發展。此秘笈由集體寫作而成,共同對當代身體技術和修行進行探討和想像。本項目試圖建立一個去中心化的修行分享模式,定期推出實驗性運動和修行技巧,尋找合適當代養身的生活方法。

人類自古以來執著於研發身體和感知的技術,以拓展物質世界和意識的潛能。這項工程自啟蒙時代後主要由科學技術所主導,隨著科技產品的普及化,人類越來越趨近生化人的存在狀態,而我們對時間、空間、和存在的理解也隨之改變。面對新的生存環境和身體條件,人類如何找到適合這個世代的身心調和方法,修煉自我?

以回應現代人的生活狀態,此秘笈提供幾點主要療效:虛實間的良好循環、擴大意識的體能訓練、積極維持天地人間的身心聯繫。
本秘笈從以下三個渠道出發:

 丹田(動功)
臍下三寸,附著脊膂乃兩腎根也。以意引氣達於腹部,不使上浮。腹穩,呼吸順其自然則下盤便能穩固。練習意守丹田,氣宜鼓盪,能煉精化氣,煉氣化神。

 內耳(靜功)
耳結構的一部分,異常時會導致暈眩等問題。耳聽八方,將來自外耳和中耳的機械振動(即聲音)轉換為神經信號。內耳練習有助於機械和神經感知之間的循環。

 百會(聚集)
位於頭頂正中線與兩耳尖連線的交叉處,穴居顛頂,聯繫腦部。是調節大腦功能的要穴。百脈之會,貫達全身。對於調節機體的陰陽平衡起著重要的作用。







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