Bending (elemental manipulation) and elemental meditation differ a lot from many other forms of meditation, mainly in the respects that itcenters around visualisation in a trance rather than clearing your mind completely. At the very start, before you try bending at all, you need to do something called elemental meditation. It basically lets your chi [the substance with which you bend] know that it needs to associate with whichever element you're trying to learn. It's a rather simple process, but some people have problems with visualisation. For those who simply can't sit still, there's another method for you at the bottom.
Elemental Meditation: Sit in the Lotus position if you can, or just cross-legged if you can't. It's just important to …Read more >
Lightning bending is the ability to control and summon electricity in any form. The hardest form of this is summoning and directing lightning. Because lightning is a very powerful form of static electricity, benders need to start with smaller amounts of energy and work up from there. This skill is very hard to learn when using larger amounts of electricity, but fun and practical after the bender becomes more acquainted with the feel of it.
*NOTE* It is not recommended that beginners try more than the first technique listed here. Lightning bending is very dangerous if it's not being handled in a cautious way.
The first and easiest technique to try for the beginners is the electric touch. The effect will be, when done correctly,…Read more >
Icebending is the ability to control ice and the temperature of water. As you probably have guessed, this is a really cool skill to have. =P I myself used to be mainly a waterbender, but even after I changed to an earthbender, I still use icebending on a regular basis. Actually, there is a move on the waterbending page that is actually icebending. It is called Ice Shield. The concepts of icebending are pretty basic. All you have to do is visualize water filled with thousands of swirling grey dots, and then see all of the grey dots gradually starting to slow and change color to a dull, icy blue. At that point the water should get colder, and if you continue with this process, and keep slowing the dots until they are completely still, then i…Read more >