This could really start something interesting.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Audi:
Can you explain why you want to feel Qi/Chi?
I think this is both a very simple subject and an extremely complex one. My usual approach to the topic of Qi/Chi is quite simple. Depending on your goals, the "why" may be much, much more important to explore than the "what."
Most of what I value about "sensing" Qi could be shown in about five minutes to someone with only a little background in Tai Chi. This does not mean this is all there is to know, but it is all I feel I need to focus on in my practice.
Compare knowledge of "Qi" with knowledge of blood flow or spirit. These latter are critical things, and yet I do not feel that instruction about feeling them would be as important as instruction about how to use them. In my view, everyone feels Qi all the time; but we may not feel why that feeling is immediately relevant to what we want to do. That is the reason I ask about your goals in asking the question.