Thursday, February 10, 2005

Yang Chengfu's Ten Points to Taiji

1.) Head upright to let the shen [spirit of vitality] rise to the top of the head.

2.) Sink the chest and pluck up the back.

3.) Sung [Relax] the waist.

4.) Differentiate between insubstantial and substantial.

5.) Sink the shoulders and drop the elbows.

6.) Use the mind instead of force.

7.) Coordinate the upper and lower parts of the body.

8.) Harmonize the internal and external.

9.) Move with continuity.

10.) Move with tranquility [Seek stillness in movement].


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