Obviously ejaculation of sexual fluids is a loss of vital energy. Saliva loss is too, I read somewhere.. Could any sort of exertion be considered an expenditure of chi energy, from exerting muscles or being angry to exhaling smoke from your lungs? What about harboring fear related emotions?
@danfontaine, i’m not sure. but from my own personal experience, i feel better after exerting my muscles, it wakes me up much better than even coffee, and does a lot to remove any brain fog i may have. and harboring fear, on the other hand, makes me feel sluggish in both body and mind. so i’d say that exerting muscles is good, and negative emotions bad, in terms of this chi concept. just my $0.02
breathing is the best way to get your chi to flow.
meditation can help you to augment it too.
tranquil movement with in is a great thing
also muscle movement is a great thing
also making love is a great thing.
ways to lose it i guess could be anger, stupid useless conversations of gossip
abusing your body with substances which deplete it, watching stupid TV shows
eating crappy junk foods. hanging out in places which deplet you and zap your energy and make you feel empty.
after a while you use your discernement and decide what makes you deplete and what bulids your chi up!
and act wisely with your body speech and mind!