Something I found was stressed in the older systems was drinking water during part of day/night when stomach and the digestion (intestines) are empty. Modern magazine articles seem to emphasize the drinking of water whenever- so during, before, after a meal… (let alone how modern foods take a while to process in the colon)…
some systems design so one day a week is a no-food fast (last food early evening the day before) that way in afternoon of the 'no-food' day.. system hasn't had any put in
(so hopefully out of stomach… and perhaps out of “guts” vs not eat food all night and wakeup and allievate via a ‘movement’… where did that ‘waste’ come from? was holding-it-in all night… vs having emptied it)…
and then load up on water instead during that time (maximal absorption)
[memories of Russian MartialArt events, where it began early after 'breakfast' (their way).. but then went all day (no break, hardly a water-break.. let alone something before evening meal).. not only not lunch-snacking, but not really a stopping.. and the "older" instructors (oft Russian Military trained, but civilian 'coaches' for a while and still 'giving the look' to the youngsters needing a break..
that they'd become used to that- redefined what is 'needed' concentration and enthusiasm, let alone continual 'movement' (and energetic-output) to me.]
Reminds me of scientific studies of best “weight-loss” method- pure caloric (ice-water= water cooled down, thus core body temp heats it back up… could then calculate so many ml, per the temperature delta = amt of ‘cost’ so how much water, per how cold, equals pounds lost (or kg, or stones) part of a lab I recall from High School Chemistry… also stuck in mind… and then people heard of think- I put ice in my water that I drink during dinner… not quite the same thing… need concentrate the water drinking during certain time, and larger amt… on empty stomach)
… but Too-Much water drunk releases toxins into your system. (washing out the fat soluability, as well as dissolving what is saturated in system)- thus the term “getting wonk” (drunk on water?) … anyway, noticable affect (oft referred to as 'de-tox" or “healing affect” if done to a smaller degree…
<reminds me of weight-training"cycling" -short bursts, with a slow-down/break period, then ramp back up… vs steady on, which system can accomodate to>
Something that relates 5Tibetans type movements (direct Ha-Tha Yoga link- [oft interpreted as the “physical, non-energetic yoga” although it is all about the Sun/Stellar&Moon/Lunar/dream? currents combining (thus HaTha being “yoga-ed” san-yama.] )
the interior activation of A) left and right “churning” (there is a sanskrit name for, as well as the holding of breathe that can isolate it, although that allows access and it can be “worked” without involving that later… and B) absorb into the central-core of guts, and “lift”, and repeat. (both are to be Worked with digestion not in use, and working them clears out further what is ‘held" there…)… also (A) is not just Left and Right (and has an in/towards spine, and not ‘out’ but just neutral, which in tandem with L&R results in a horizontal/flat circle seen from above, either clockwise or counter-) [details to that, but these do alot…]
These in Indonesian martial arts work (along with slowing, but not stopping at either Full lungs (in), or at Empty Lungs (ex), as change-over: “Tube of Toothpaste” the torso/limbs and get a goosebumps-chills-zap (TeNaga Dalum, ~power of inner-"naga’…) develops power used (and channeled in possession of the Elemental-essences, with the expression via “forms”… as well as direct via the Steps of Creation-circle, to develop one’s crystalization (development ~Ascension, as well as power-devel: martial as well as SIDDHI-type “expressions”).
[ the “sixth-rite” relate to all the above, and the five rites relate to linking up and preparing the system- . ]
note- along with the 5 tibetans, and water “drinking” there is a Russian Health Tech of cold-water “dousing” (not using a dousing-rod :)- a bucket of water, chilled, then stand upon the ground (ideally bare feet ideally one soil or grass… and this being “Russian” yes it was done in bare feet, even when ice and snow all around- they’d clear off a spot from snow and dump… the water hitting the head-shoulders-body as a solid unit (not a “shower” or stream… but dumped as a bucket is a different thing- physics aspects, related to ions also surface tension having sat/settled, distributed chilled temp…)
Mentioned as impacts health over time, but also (espec on a fast day- they’d have days they had no food and no water for a full day- and do 2,3 or even 4 Douses during day- as the skin can “drink” a good day of water through the pores)… espec if you have become accustomed to the bucket dump each day for a week or two… <thus can relate to cleansing/prep magical cycles prior to Encounter (or portal opening).>
[regarding absorbing water through skin… I recall having a weigh-in making weight having dehydrated down a bit, took a shower only, weighed again and (I forget detail) but like over a pound gained… hadn’t drank (or eaten). only showered, so all it could be… besides the air I was breathing] ("You think that’s air you’re breathing? hmm -Morpheus, in The Matrix