MAJOR T’AI CHI CHIH PRINCIPLES


                        To move the Vital Force what are some major keys?
                        Seven S’s, three C’s, and two P’s!

  • Soft (effort of no effort) – don’t strain body or brain
  • Straight (vertical alignment) - don’t stoop or tilt
  • Sink (into the essence) - don’t drop too low or stay too high
  • Shift (yin-yang balance) - don’t move legs out too short or long
  • Slow (swim through thick air) – don’t go too fast 
  • Stillness (quietude in rest position) – don’t fidget or stir
  • Smile (joy thru movement) – don’t try too hard
  • Continuity (smoothness) – don’t stall or stop
  • Center (flow from the Tan T’ien) – don’t lead from hands
  • Circularity (energy & wholeness) – don’t circle too wide or small
  • Polarity (between hands) – don’t have hands too close or far
  • Practice (regularly) – don’t make excuses

                                   Michael S. Isaacs, San Francisco, CA
                                   
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www. misaacs.starfishpartners.com
                                   
415-566-1884
                                   
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