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Elasticity practice

Posted in taiji with tags , on May 15, 2009 by marksun

We practiced with an emphasis on elasticity.  Flour mixed into a dough and then kneaded for a long time  produces a dough that gets elastic, stretchy;  this is like our practice and repetition produces a sense of  elasticity in our taiji.

Our practice is not like the traditional way.  The factors producing taiji students must be a world apart in Honolulu where taiji is perceived as therapy for the elderly, and young students are rare. We don’t practice often,  long or hard.  Progress is slow.   The level of physical achievement is lower.  How far do we go – how far can we go ?  

Elasticity allows  change without breaking but must be cultivated with work.




Posted in taiji with tags , on December 12, 2008 by marksun

Whole sets again today.  Elasticity – Limin mentioned to experience a sense of elasticity.  And the teacher’s admonishment to the students “yi xin”  – use your heart – apply yourself!  – but in the whole sense of the word which encompases more than heart, something deeper  … continued