Thank you for your reply to my query.
<<Sticky Hands, as practised in Wing Chun, is actually a form of training not too disimilar to Push Hands - although my experiences in SH were very much hard (or external, if you prefer).>>WB
The notion that Sticky Hands is a shared element of both soft and hard martial arts leaves ME with much to think about. I find the comparing of the internal and external arts quite fascinating and worthy of pursual for development of my understanding of the art of Taijiquan.
<<As all our class have now learnt the form we were starting to go back through it again from the beginning to refine it, going over Ying/Yang aspects and posture testing.>>WB
I do believe you have just identified, for me, the answer I was seeking...Ying/Yang theories...Yes,,,I think that's it...There must be many aspects of this theory to be explored and balanced...Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
<<Anyway, whilst practicing and discussing postures and so on, my teacher asked me to grab his hands to demonstrate just how relaxed power could work...as soon as I grabbed hold of him I just bounced backward - not particularly strongly or firmly, but I had the distinct sensation of energy going down and then rising up again to try to lift me up. It felt unlike anything I have ever experienced before...from an onlooker's point of view it would have appeared that my teacher simply pushed me backwards a little way, but the feeling was something entirely different and has given me much to think about.>>WB
Thanks for sharing that experience,story.
The idea that I am fixated upon presently is one of electrical power...Have you ever received a shock which thew you backward...I would imagine this must be a similar force, energy...or have I perhaps taken the wrong boat completely?