I do see your point, but again do not agree with it.
Sympathetic and parasympathetic...?
Again, I have a horrible head for language, can barely be coherent in english. Those are probably english terms for what I'm thinking of, but the words that want to come through... I think they're latin names.
Again. I don't have the documentation on me to look it up right now.
It was Dr. Wen Zee that he wrote the book with. I remembered that a few minutes ago.
I am having a blonde day, which makes sense because I'm blonde.
I just cannot come up with the proper terms.
Anywho, in short you have at least two differing nervous systems in your body, one that comes into play as a reaction to outside stimulus, such as fear, and uses adreneline to hop you up ready for fight or flight. This nervous system is trained by weight lifting, aerobic exercise, running, jogging, the more "traditional" programs of exercise train you to react with this nervous system for power and speed.
Then there is another nervous system that regulates your heartbeat, breathing, the kinds of things that you do without conscious thought.
The second nervous system is trained by "internal" methods only, such as yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing-I, Bagua.
The idea as I understand it is that training too much in the first method will actually shorten your life span because you are using up vital energy. It will make you "stronger" in the short term, but long term you are damaging your body and depleting too much vital energy too quickly.
Training in the second method will extend your life and keep you healthier during it, because it actually increases vital energy, slows down your heart rate and breathing, these types of things.
I guess the names aren't really important, as long as the idea is understood.
The way I was told, is that you're much better off for TCC to concentrate on training only the second method, the internal method.
Again, I'm going off of memories from about ten years ago. But I do believe I'm covering the concept correctly.
Again, any help anyone can give me here would be appreciated.