Taiji Energy Art
Taiji as an energy art
Training intention, awareness and intelligence, within the energies of the middle-dantian (deep-emotional level).
- is central to all health, martial art and higher aspects of Taiji. Though energy training is based on the middle dantian, it inevitably includes a component from the lower dantian and a component from the upper dantian. Taiji for health and martial arts draws mostly on that lower dantian etheric component combined with the lower levels of the astral. If unbalanced by spiritual aspiration, then the strengthening lower dantian will increase the attachment to and identification with the body, leading a person in the opposite direction from their true purpose on the Earth.
Qigong (Chi Kung)
- Qi is a general Chinese term which covers both the air and all grades of energy in existence. This allows any training method, from calisthenics, through breathing exercises, to meditation, to be called Qigong. Most forms of Qigong are positive and useful even though much of it is no more than simple unrefined exercises passed on by inexperienced people, then elevated to mystical heights by immature students
- Natural and Reverse Breathing. To breathe in naturally the muscles of the diaphragm and the thoracic girdle contract and to breathe out naturally these muscles relax. This is the natural, physical basis of both Reverse Breathing and Natural Breathing. In unconscious breathing the rest of the body remains relaxed throughout the process so that the abdomen will expand on the in-breath and fall back on the out-breath. This is then termed Natural Breathing
Taiji Energy Circulation
- 1. Natural Circulation of Energy. Releasing the hold of the Mind on the Body while maintaining a light awareness of the body, allows the Energies to circulate freely and naturally while accumulating where necessary in their natural Power Centres.
At this early stage a gentle warmth will be felt occasionally around the Body
Taiji Power Secrets
- We trained long hours in the Solo Form, Pushing Hands and Quick Fist, which he knew very well. He showed us a lot of the extra training and body conditioning methods Master Huang Xingxian had taught him in the early days, later giving us the medicines to heal the bruises. It was interesting to observe his own training methods. Each day as well as the Taiji, he trained other internal exercises and meditation