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Jing, Qi, Shen, Song, Chen, Shen

Posted in practice, taiji with tags , , , , on December 6, 2009 by marksun
These words are fundamental concepts in our practice:
Three that are related to what we are:
  1. jing  – essense – body fluids – glandular secretions
  2. qi – energy
  3. shen – spirit
These three are related to methods of practice …
  1. song – relax completely
  2. chen – settle weight down..(something heavy)
  3. shen – spirit in place and in charge
Realize that  Qi is not the limit in Taiji, and that Qi is not the ultimate in Qigong.  There is more beyond Qi and the development of Qi –  Shen.

Jing Qi Shen

Posted in practice, words and concepts with tags , , , , on June 6, 2009 by marksun

jing, qi, shen – in traditional method this is a verbal drill to hammer the concepts home. Occassionally we talk about it in our practice to cutivate these central ideas into awareness.

jing –  “essense”, the secretion of glands.   The chemicals of life

qi – energy

shen – spirit

In practice we work our way up to raise  jing,  qi, then  shen. In the course of the day we can be worn down spirit first, qi, then jing leaving us tired and exhausted.

We talked more about weight transfer.  A weight transfer usually involves a graduated pushing motion from one foot to the other.  Weight moves slowly through the move. Feet are planted firmly throughout so the connection to the ground is complete, solid.

emphasis on tailbone, shoulders, elbows down

[couple of new faces to our class – their toddler nearby, w,v,l,p]

Qing Jing Xin

Posted in practice, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 10, 2009 by marksun

These words help guide us to a productive state of mind

Qing – clear/clean

Jing – peaceful/quiet

Xin –  heart – soul – you at this moment in time.  Xin  is you –  a word with many meanings. Thinking is not necessary for  Qing Jing Xin.