Directing your Yi 意to balance Yin and Yang in application.


用意 不用力use intention don’t use strength
” Who has who here?” – BP Chan

Directing your Yi 意to balance Yin and Yang in application.

The following example uses the posture Press to explain the concept of balancing your Yin and Yang Aspects relative to your opponent. When my opponent seizes my arm and uses his force to control me, he is making a Yang energy expression. If I were to respond by using strength , then I too would be Yang. This adds up to a double weighted result. To correct the problem one simply needs to yield to his opponents grip with the arm that is seized and direct his intention into the other arm and allow that guiding movement to make the posture. Doing this leaves your opponent holding a slippery eel which is guided by your waist and spooled on your spinal axis. Tryingto lift the seized arm into position results in a double weighted/strength on strength situation which is not an Tai Chi Chuan by definition. This concept is applicable to all postures and is worth exploring. If you are stuck simply release that part of your body and apply your intention to another part of your body in a balancing fashion…

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