Opening The Joints.

Opening The Joints.

Postby HengYu » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:07 pm

As part of the general sharing of information and wisdom, I would be very grateful to hear other people's views on 'opening the joints', and the feeling of grounded 'lightness' that results. Of course, we might all approach this from differing contextual analysis - but nevertheless, differing perspectives are often the best way to learn. I am particularly interested in the manifestation of efortless grace that accompanies true rootedness in practice, and the sense of ease, peace and tranquility achieved.

Thank you.
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Postby shugdenla » Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:38 pm

HengYu,

My teacher once said that when practicing the form, pretend there is an egg or tennis ball under the armpits and a beach ball between the legs so as to not 'impinge' the qi. Constriction decreases qi so best be open, relax the shoulders downward and be like a cloud!
If elbows touch the ribs or the knees 'cave' inward, then structural integrity can be lost and no foundation so easily pushed or pulled (testing mechanism).
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Postby HengYu » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:03 pm

Thank you very much for your thoughts on this matter. Yes - very sound advice and instruction. This reminds me of 'internal iron vest', whereby the rounded structure of the bones (and joints), can, if need be, adsorb, reflect and deflect incoming force - as well as erve as a radiator of qi in all directionsThanks!
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Postby Fred Hao » Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:27 am

Huh,you've got something.
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Postby HengYu » Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:19 pm

Thank you Fred. I am reminded of the 'uncarved block'! Take care.
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