I just listened to the podcast for this TED talk a few days ago and it reminded me of a form progression session a couple of weeks ago. We were working on the four corners, and every time I made some mistake; a foot misplaced or an arm mis-timed. I finally did one, just one […]
Lonny Jarrett speaks about shenjing/heart-kidney energy.
“Perfection is the enemy of good.” Fear of Art This is not to say that we should not strive to become better in our arts, however if we are don’t practice for fear of being wrong then we are destined to quit. On my journey for over 46 years, I still leave myself open for […]
Here’s a “hip” tip. In 80% of the Yang-Style Short Form, at the end of a posture, the hips are square to the direction you are facing. In transition the hips should remain level. In motion, the waist/hips guide the direction of the limbs. The hips are synonymous with the waist. The waist/hips is the […]
The Power of Circling Energy – Listen to this interview/conversation between Lama Trantrapa and Master Young
PUSH HANDS – As with tai chi, there are a number of different styles of push hands. No matter if you are doing single hand, two hand, or even some using sticky hands as push hands the principles should remain intact throughout the myriad of changes. Listen, adhere, yield and neutralize. I was taught – […]
The Wild Goose Chi Kung form is designed to first loosen the joints, muscles and integrate the spirit of action in motion. At about mid-point in the form, there is a shift to regulate, make central (integrate), and bridge the mind/body/spirit.
The way the Yang Style Short Form (Cheng man-Ching) is constructed – there are heating up and cooling down sections with the height of energy being the kick section. This is nothing that you have to “do” it is brilliantly constructed this way. If you are experienced in practice, meaning the basic body/mind/spirit mechanics are […]