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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:49 am

Cross reference this thread with the threads:



Can Qi Flow become automatic?

http://www.grtc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=230



Internal Work According to Yang Taijiquan Lineage

http://www.grtc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=171



Jingshen

http://www.grtc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=162



Qi Dispersion

http://www.grtc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=163

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Post by Tashi James » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:14 pm

I had an experience the other night when doing tuishou with Linda; In which it all of a sudden my verticality became apparent and felt "solid" yet not rigid.. Is hard to conceptualise, but it became immediately more difficult for my duifang to get to my centre. In a way that was quite repetative before that moment. I also noted that it didn't work if I was thinking about it. It was a "wow" check it out experience... :lol: Does this seem to correlate to what we are talking about in terms of any of the above other than body mechanics?



Also I noticed that it only worked well when I wasn't thinking about it. We did another exercise to do with ting jin. I found that even when i noticed a "line" by the time I did, the "gap" was to small to exploit . However if I stopped think and just kind of emptied my mind of any thought it became instantly easier to find the line. But it flowed naturally kind of like an "unconscious" movement. Thought it odd but very, very interesting.
"There is nothing that does not become easier through familiarity" (Santideva).

"We become what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" (Aristotle).

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Post by Scott M. Rodell » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:58 am

Tashi James wrote:... noted that it didn't work if I was thinking about it...


Keep in mind that the art of taijiquan is a system, all the parts are designed to work together to enhance each other. A practitioner must work to bring the different things he or she learns from each part of the system together into an integrated whole. Amongst other things, one should use the form to teach the body proper body mechanics to the point where one doesn't need to "think" about verticality, etc, but one embodies the correct mechanics.

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Post by Tashi James » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:52 pm

Was trying to recall what I was doing differently that may have helped this pocess along; The only thing that I could determine was that I have been doing the first variation of the application draw across and push up to fifty times each day. Anyway everything will fall into place with diligence and correct mechanics I guess.
"There is nothing that does not become easier through familiarity" (Santideva).

"We become what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" (Aristotle).

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