A light ringing of Chinese music played distant in the background when a solitary figure moved in slow motion through the dim light of the Kensington loft. The seven endless kicks in the next sequence of the form increased his breathing not to mention he positioned himself cautiously to anchor his balance. Along currents of breath, his moving meditation centered the old man and he focused on the very feeling of life: he knew he’d need to spend his remaining days obtaining strength in his realm, this circle of calm power.
Wind: Slant Flying. Single Whip. Wave Arms Like Cloud.
One of the first drills you can actually encounter, if one finds a good tai chi chuan system, is ‘holding the bowl.’ That is an easy drill, at least for the first minute or two… smile. One basically assumes an hourglass stance, back very slightly rounded, and positions the arms as though holding a large pot.
The first challenge in doing this exercise is mental in nature. The mind begins to have thoughts, and also these thoughts usually distract one. As soon as one has committed himself to obtaining past this phenomena, however, the mental aspect tends to resolve.
The second challenge in doing this drill is physical in nature. After sixty minutes or so, the body tends to aquire riled. It doesn’t want to run energy through it, it doesn’t want the discipline, and it will shake and shimmy and or even try to get sick.
The man returned to his kick off point and arranged himself in a horse stance. He felt completely tranquil and loose, and then he coaxed his system to relax even more. He stood, right hand over left in front of his abdomen, controlling an even rhythm of breath. He stood with closed eyes in the twilight. Conscious thought was stilled, chaos became peace and he was free to experience the core of existence.
These lines appear in “The Golden Blues”, a novel about the reincarnation of the famous pioneer of Blues and Folk music Leadbelly. The reincarnated character develops from crudeness in his young bar fighting days of the nineteen-sixties to enlightenment in the first three decades of the twenty-first century as he studies Taoist thought and practices Tai Chi and Chinese Buddhist meditation to strengthen his awareness of the universe and discover a way to understand and influence existence.
Just ignore the mental chatter, and ignore the body protest, and focus on the stillness of the mind (listening to the universe around you), and move chi energy through the body. After a short while in the holding the pot position one will start to feel chi power, and there are many things you can do with this energy. You can move the energy around the bowl of the arms, you can channel it around the major meridian running through the center of the front and back of the body, and you can do other sorts of tricks. Check this electronic cigs review for more information.
He was a fluid pendulum. Breathing deeply and keeping the pace of his motions moving in harmony, he directed his body and his awareness of spirit through a pattern refined over the centuries. Only by bringing his energy and intention into another manifestation of particles could he breeze into his planned port of call through the gales and waves that would try to force him under. Water: Needle at Sea Bottom. Separate Hands like Fan. Press Forward.