I dunno ... building a fire inside your teepee is a form of airconditioning.
There are some macaques in japan that learned to harness geothermal energy.
Ever notice how some birds turn their breasts to the sunrise in the morning to warrm up ... or spread their wings to cool off.
And what about ant hills where the ants bring their eggs to the tunnels at the surface of the mound to dry them after a rain. Or termite mounds.
The mind boggles.
Modern science based on symmetric math - defines entropy as randomness as the infrared heat that earth emits after light from the Sun hits earth. But the huge increase in heat is from modern science using the same entropy physics to destroy life on Earth - the mind of the Earth is the equatorial rainforests. A supercomputer can not model an equatorial rainforest - the connections of ecology are too complex.
So we claim science is "objective" and "rational" based on symmetric math measurements but actually the science is left brain and right hand technology dependent while life on Earth as Nature is left handed amino acids and right brain dominant. So our rational objective science is inherently destroying Mother Nature. Daoist switches this around - so that the right hand for males is yin and the left hand is yang and the right brain is the yang qi energy (the tiger po soul). So any blockages of the upper body are on the right side that need to be cleared out.
So right now the rate of extinction of life in Nature is faster than any previous time of life on Earth in billions of years. The CO2 emission rate is faster than any previous time on Earth - so modern Westernized humans have proven ourselves to be the strongest force of Mother Nature - worse than a comet or asteroid hitting Earth or supervolcanoes or Supernovae explosions hitting Earth. Life on Earth inherently relies on the Moon as an electrogravitic sensor - ONLY humans have our pineal gland synchronized with the moon, as a whole, the reproductive cycle of homo sapiens as primates - and this is the source of the Daoist training in life force energy of Mother Nature.
By the way - the OP can not read my post since he practices self-censorship. That is hilarious since no one can escape Mother Nature - as the ancient Egyptians stated, the Cosmic Mother as Neith (Nut) or Nut-case - gives birth to the Sun as dawn and sunset. This is the secret of solar gazing - it's actually the NEGENTROPIC quantum non-local energy that creates the Sun. Schroedinger figured this out in the 1930s and so he authored a book called "What Is Life?" So the ancients understood this secret as the Emptiness or Cosmic Mother who is never Unveiled (disrobed) - she remains pure and virginal and yet creates life.
It would change the value given to "pseudo-science meets pseudo-mysticism".
The Mayo Clinic is the top research medical hospital in the world. That's why the Dalai Lama goes there every year for a check up (along with other world leaders). The study was a randomized controlled (gold standard) study. If you think it's pseudo-science then I guess the Mayo Clinic is doing very well with it - as they are now building a new big expansion. The medical doctor who led the study is an oncologist - I don't think that she is a pseudo-scientist. Also the Mayo Clinic published a textbook on complementary medicine that included a chapter on qigong co-authored by Chunyi Lin and Dr. Nisha Manek. Last time I looked up Dr. Manek she was working with Dr. William Tiller who does paranormal physics experiments.
Everthing this man has in his site and that you have used as explanations go against the most basic of basic elements of TCM and Daoism.
"This man" did the 49 day cave meditation at Mt. Qingcheng, considered one of the Daoist holy sites. You can also study http://qigongmaster.com for Daoist master Zhang, Yuanming - who is a lineage holder of the Dragon Gate Daoist training. Chunyi said how he went to see Master Zhang when Chunyi visited China - but Master Zhang was in deep cave meditation at the time. haha. I also recommended to you Master Robert Peng and Master Wang Liping (you can read the book "Opening the Dragon Gate" for details on Master Wang Liping's training - and Master Yan Xin.
I won't even enter on the ortodox medical and physical explanations which debunk de choice of mish-mashed words used to try and emulate knowledge about medicine, science and TCM.
You can just study quantum biology as I have studied it - there are details on my blog http://elixirfield.blogspot and my previous blog http://ecoechoinvasives.blogspot.com so medical scientists indeed are studying this topic. I have corresponded with Dr. Stuart Hameroff for example. I also corresponded with Dr. Michael Persinger - another example - he just died.
Just the idea that doing Horse Stance will solve arousal problems is enough on itself.
So, lets make a quick test. Instead of the Horse Stance, just stand on one leg on the yoga "tree stance". Tell me what happens to your arousal once you reach the state of having your muscles tremble.
I'm not sure how your logical error provides your "Strawman argument" for us? You'll have to finish the example.
Oh, right. And to deal with the whole "you'll store more qi if you do the horse stance until your muscles fatigue", Qi is stored on your Sea of Qi, at VC6. Test the tonus of the soft flesh (not muscle) before and after the exercise. Tell me if it is fuller or empitier.
The Sea of Qi is actually the "false lower dan tien" as my training pdf goes into detail about. It's not the real lower tan tien. (sorry if I'm not using the Orthodox TM spelling of the TCM-TM qigong terminology.
Oh, right. Third thing. Qi is energy that can be used for exercise. Can you do more (a greater amount) exercise imediately after doing the horse stance ? Or is the FATIGUE something that will make it so you can't do as much?
Again this Strawman ARgument is confusing? You'll have to finish it for us. I do know that in Yan Xin's book he sends qi energy into a muscle man who is then able to do tons more reps on the weight machine.
I am not aware of Mantak Chia saying we can "surpass Nature" - but that's a good point. It may "seem" that way - but I have not seen any indication of this from Chunyi Lin. Sorry.For crying out loud, that was one of the worst scams I've ever seen. Seems like Mantak Chia saying that QiGong and Daoism are about "surpassing nature" and that his sources are the yellow emperor and others, when the OPENING LINE of the Su When on the HuangDi Neijing says that it's all about men reaching BALANCE with nature and living in accordance to its cycles, NOT surpassing it!