A Chinese Garden Court: The Astor Court at The Metropolitan by Alfreda Murck, Wen Fong PDF

By Alfreda Murck, Wen Fong

ISBN-10: 0300195648

ISBN-13: 9780300195644

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It is recommended that this type of practice be done in a cautious manner and only after consulting with a highly qualified instructor. It has been reported that improper practice methods have caused overanxious 43 students certain physical malfunctions, such as gastric disorders, stomach problems, hemorrhoids, and so on. 4· T AN T'IEN THROUGH THE SPINAL COLUMN PATH After successful practice of the preceding steps, you can proceed to guide the feeling of ch'i upward along the spinal column, starting from the base of the spine, all the way to a point directly between the shoulder blades.

Once while chatting with me, Cheng Man-ch' ing criticized his students for not paying attention to what they were doing; they were not concentrating on the proper material. In this way students make unnecessary errors, even though they practice with dedication. Hundreds of T'ai Chi enthusiasts practice their art diligently and sincerely for years, but without satisfac­ tory achievement. Even under the supervision of a qualified master, a student could receive little benefit from T'ai Chi training.

In later stages of practice, this sensation will get stronger and the feelings 32 CONDENSING BREATHING become more substantial, clearly separating themselves from imagination. Ch'i flows through the body constantly. As you use your mind to squeeze the ch'i toward your bone mar­ row, a strong wave-like current of energy similar to electricity is produced. The vibrations of this current are accelerated drastically during the periods when the work of squeezing persists. In the advanced stages of this type of practice, you can accumulate the kind of feelings that will allow you to guide the direction in which the ch'i flows and cir­ culates.

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