Flowing with Energy - Freeing Your "Inner" Tai Chi Master
Last updated on by Al Simon
Working on energy flow in Tai Chi is not something vague or mystical reserved for masters - it's something practical that YOU can do!
Find out the steps that lead to energy flow and how you can use them to free your "inner" Tai Chi master.
There's a Zen saying:
"Before I began studying, mountains were mountains and rivers were rivers. As I studied, 'mountains' weren't mountains and 'rivers' weren't rivers. As I realized my true nature, mountains were again mountains and rivers were again rivers."
Energy work in Tai Chi is a similar process
Tai Chi movements originally are just movements (robotic Tai Chi)
Tai Chi movements aren't movements, but a stripping away of filters to become aware of your energy patterns
Tai Chi movements are again movements, as you develop an open awareness of energy flow
The practical steps:
The Robotic Stage - do not neglect this stage, and spend more time on it than you think you need.
Working on Energy Flow - Pick three or four of the most important
Work on them one at a time - each for an extended period of time
Cycle through the list several times
Work on them in a single movement before trying to extend them to multiple movements
The "Big Four" energy flows in ChiFusion Tai Chi:
Inside the body: Rising-then-falling leg-hip-leg flow
Rising leg-spine-shoulder-arm-hand flow
Outside the body: a "collecting" flow from Wei Chi to lower dantien
Outside the body: a "covering" flow from lower dantien to Wei Chi
Freeing Your Inner Master
This is not vague or mystical - this is a practical, core influence
It's not something you think about or imagine, it's something you feel !
This is where true health, stress relief, and chi development in Tai Chi starts
This is something you can do!
Review Level 3 in the advanced training in your ChiFusion Tai Chi and Qigong Complete Course