Chen Wei-Ming on Breath To Gahter the Chi

If the chi is dispersed, then it is not stored (accumulated) and is easy to scatter. Let the chi penetrate the spine and the inhalation and exhalation be smooth and unimpeded throughout the entire body. The inhalation closes and gathers, the exhalation opens and discharges. Because the inhalation can naturally raise and also uproot the opponent, the exhalation can naturally sink down and also discharge (fa fang) him. This is by means of the i (mind), not the li (strength) mobilizing the chi (breath).

Red.: from Five Character Secret (Calm, Agility, Breath – to gather the chi, The internal force – the complete chin, Spirit – Shen concentrated).

Reference: T’Ai Chi Ch’Uan Ta Wen, Questions and Answers on T’Ai Chi Boxing Chen Wei-Ming ( Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo & Robert W. Smith ) North Atlantic Books 1985
ISBN: 0938190776

Page: 53

2 Replies to “Chen Wei-Ming on Breath To Gahter the Chi”

  1. thanks for the insight above.I am of the Old “Hunyuan chen system”(Chen Qing Zhou),however am researching the Yang..I find Your system (and It’s literatures)to be of great benifit to all Ta-chi Practitioners..We all are brothers,and sisters..And should be working together for the same purpose..And in your shareing you have done so..Now..If we can just keep it practical,and simply relayed is the Question??..Afterall..Look at the philosophy of Master Yang Chengfu..Simple,and to the point..The stone that the builders refused bcame the head cornerstone..Any Questions??..Keep up the grand work!!..May we always stay in touch.I will soon research Madam Yu..Peace,And Harmony be with you always..Sifu T.c Moses

  2. [quote comment=""]thanks for the insight above.I am of the Old “Hunyuan chen system”(Chen Qing Zhou),however am researching the Yang..I find Your system (and It’s literatures)to be of great benifit to all Ta-chi Practitioners..We all are brothers,and sisters..And should be working together for the same purpose..And in your shareing you have done so..Now..If we can just keep it practical,and simply relayed is the Question??..Afterall..Look at the philosophy of Master Yang Chengfu..Simple,and to the point..The stone that the builders refused bcame the head cornerstone..Any Questions??..Keep up the grand work!!..May we always stay in touch.I will soon research Madam Yu..Peace,And Harmony be with you always..Sifu T.c Moses[/quote]

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