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I'm not an expert, but there's a discussion on weight distribution here that suggests that the weight should be balanced uniformly. Keep the center of the feet (Yongquan points) lifted lightly and place your body weight exactly onto the center of your feet. .... Actually, you open the Yongquan point by grasping a very little the ground with the toes. ...


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Basic Your knees should be bent, and your weight centered over the arch of your foot, which is near the center. This places weight on both the ball and heel of the foot. One goal of zhan zhuang is to eliminate unnecessary muscular tension used to hold your body up. Although you may feel strain in your lower leg for some weeks or months, this is not a long ...


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The confusion here stems from the fact that the traditional Chinese way of thinking does not make as clear a distinction between the spirit and the physical body. "Chi" is a combination of concentration and body mechanics. In Western terms, it can be described as performing a movement in the correct way, without unnecessary movements, and applying proper ...


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There is no such thing as Qi outside of Movies and Mangas. (If we define Qi as some sort of magic spiritual energy a la Reiatsu). The closest thing to it that actually exists is Getsumei no Michi, which is a type of non-meditation that heightens your awareness. But it's a psychological phenomenon, not magic. Source: I worked directly with a grandmaster of ...


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Claims to unambiguity are usually bunk Everyone I have ever heard claim about a method towards "unambiguous" experience of qi, has always pointed to a method that causes known physiological effects, not qi. These include: pressing/poking nerves that causes the electric/burning sensation along the nerve path, stance work that causes your body to shake as ...


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A recently-created false dichotomy From Kennedy & Guo's excellent book, Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey: There are a number of classification schemes used when discussing Chinese martial arts. The one major thing they all have in common is that they are not very accurate. ... Internal versus External According to this scheme,...


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There is nothing that anyone can claim about anything which does not manifest. If it doesn't manifest, how can anyone observe it in order to know anything about it? You can hold a qigong pose and feel heat on your palms when you concentrate on them. Is that chi? What is chi? Define it. So far, nobody has shown that a metaphysical definition of chi (as a &...


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The breath is a aid to drawing Qi, when thinking about the breath you are focusing on the internal movement of Qi. The movements work better with the greater heavenly orbit, also called the macrocosmic orbit. Visualisation is fundamental to Qigong but not necessary for exercising.


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In my opinion it is a mental state as opposed to a physical one. This in itself can be powerful, as if it removes a self limiting belief, then great. this can be compared to the placebo effect Eg if you believe that you will get better because you are taking a pill then in some cases you can get better. this doesn't really answer the question, but the ...


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In reply to the answer "A few months to a year" My name is Johan Duquet and I am the teacher/trainer of the Shen Yi School in Valencia. I teach Chen style Taiji Quan as taught to me by Fu NengBin and some Gao Bagua and XingYi as I learned from Luo DeXiu. I (among other things) try to teach/test the skills from these arts within the format of Sanda as seen ...


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