TAI CHI RULER & PROPORTION


 

 

TAI CHI RULER & PROPORTION
The Tai Chi Ruler has been seen as having a relation to the Proportion of the human body. The word Chih or Ruler denotes measure. This is the measure of the human body. The Tai Chi Ruler is 10 1/2″ long and 2 1/6 ” in diameter at the ends . It is the length of my forearm from the wrist crease to the elbow crease . It is one ruler length from the elbow crease to the crease between the Pectorialius Majora and the Deltoid Muscle, then one ruler length from shoulder crease to shoulder crease. The spacing is the same on the other arm. The head is one ruler length from the crown point to the throat, one ruler length from the throat to the Solar Plexus , one ruler length from the Solar Plexus to the Navel, one ruler length from the Navel to the Hui Yin ( perineum), one ruler length from the Hui Yin to the Knee, and two ruler lengths from the Knee to the Foot. The diameter of the ends are one palm length long and the thighs are two palms lengths long ,so the ruler will roll down the thighs twice. The spacing for a Ward Off is one ruler length from the palm to the Solar Plexus . Now explore how the rocking and foot positions require control regarding gaze of the eyes . Also pay attention to how the Rocker position opens the back and the three passes…

 

 

 

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