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DPasek wrote:You are likely referring to Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai, Lie, Zhou & Kao [the eight energies ‘in the hands’]
Sugelanren wrote:36 types of Jin? Why did i think there was 8?
I should stick to Qigong, and leave the literary tradition to the experts.
Louis Swaim wrote:Greetings Sugelanren,
Don't be discouraged. I've been math challenged all my life, and I'm cheerfully skeptical of numerology. That hasn't kept me from enjoying taijiquan for nearly forty years.
Or was that forty days and forty nights?
One reason we sometimes need inspiration is that practice can become boring. If you find yourself becoming bored with taijiquan, the first thing to do is acknowledge that this boredom is in itself a sort of breakthrough. That is, it could mean that you’ve reached a certain comfort zone; you’ve assimilated sequences so that they come almost automatically, and you’re no longer struggling with balance or stamina. However, it’s also a cue to avoid becoming complacent, and to look at ways to escape this comfort zone. A good source to turn to at this point is Yang Chengfu’s Ten Essentials. Go through them one-by-one and seek to test them in your daily practice of the form and push hands.
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