Tai Chi Ruler System – 6th Supplemental Making Waves


Tai Chi Ruler System – 6th Supplemental Making Waves
Generally the arms are the first part of the body to achieve softness or Song. The acheivement of ” Bu Dui, Bu Ding ” in the legs is the second evolution . Freeing up the spine to articulate joint by joint is the third evolution or achievement of Song. The following exercise has me sliding my arms down my thighs as if they are the arms of an armchair. The length of the thigh is two palms long. The circumference of the end of the ruler is one palm long , measuring from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist crease . The Ruler will rotate two revolutions as it rolls down the Thighs . This action serves to articulate joints in the spine that are often frozen. Once the joints and the surrounding tissue become free and open, then one can apply the intention and awareness that they have developed while training the exercise. Overtime one’s ability to control the various joints of the spine will allow them to make a wave with the spine. This wave can pass through the relaxed shoulders and limbs into your partner causing them to be moved. The real power of the wave becomes apparent when one endeavors to resist it with force. Their own force simply comes back on them multiplied many times.

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