APPARENTLY CLOSED UP POSTURE APPLICATIONS
How to use Taijiquan’s Apparently Closed up Posture. This posture can be used passively to follow a persons attempt to cross your arms up and coming up behind your elbow use a following energy sliding them off in the direction that they push thereby applying the principle “to topple I thousand pounds with 4 ounces.” This posture can also be used against a pulling force . When one keeps their alignments and follows their pulled hand with their centerline they can receive the force into their forward foot aided by the upward rising of the Crownpoint in opposition of the sinking of the tailbone. That is the stillness within the movement. If one coils in and receive simultaneously then they can always coil out . This is a profound concept and must not be taken lightly.