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== The Golden Principles (Chin Tao Li) of T'ai Chi Ch'uan ==
 
== The Golden Principles (Chin Tao Li) of T'ai Chi Ch'uan ==
  
Keep your body erect without stiffness.
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*Keep your body erect without stiffness.
  
Everything about you should be completely relaxed, especially the mind.
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*Everything about you should be completely relaxed, especially the mind.
  
Maintain the heel and toe principles for all foot movements.
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*Maintain the heel and toe principles for all foot movements.
  
Co-ordinate the movements of the upper and lower halves of the body.
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*Co-ordinate the movements of the upper and lower halves of the body.
  
Harmonize the internal and external physical aspects of the body.
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*Harmonize the internal and external physical aspects of the body.
  
Ensure that there is a continuity of movement at all times, and that all movements follow a curve or circular form. Movements are never straight lines in T'ai Chi.
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*Ensure that there is a continuity of movement at all times, and that all movements follow a curve or circular form. Movements are never straight lines in T'ai Chi.
Study the many Taoist [[breathing]] exercises.
 
  
Learn to breathe deeply through your lower abdomen, and keep your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
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*Study the many Taoist [[breathing]] exercises.
  
Extend and let your vitality power flow on all outward movements.
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*Learn to breathe deeply through your lower abdomen, and keep your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  
Recall and relax your vitality power on all inward movements.
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*Extend and let your vitality power flow on all outward movements.
  
Live the Ch'ang Ming way (Taoist macrobiotics).
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*Recall and relax your vitality power on all inward movements.
  
Study the laws of life within the realms of the spiritual path (Tao).
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*Live the [[Ch'ang Ming]] way (Taoist macrobiotics).
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*Study the laws of life within the realms of the spiritual path (Tao).
  
 
Study the use and harmonization of the vitality power and macro-cosmic energy, which are the internal and external, physical and spiritual energies.
 
Study the use and harmonization of the vitality power and macro-cosmic energy, which are the internal and external, physical and spiritual energies.
  
 
[[Category:T'ai Chi Ch'uan]]
 
[[Category:T'ai Chi Ch'uan]]

Revision as of 03:18, 23 February 2011

The Golden Principles (Chin Tao Li) of T'ai Chi Ch'uan

  • Keep your body erect without stiffness.
  • Everything about you should be completely relaxed, especially the mind.
  • Maintain the heel and toe principles for all foot movements.
  • Co-ordinate the movements of the upper and lower halves of the body.
  • Harmonize the internal and external physical aspects of the body.
  • Ensure that there is a continuity of movement at all times, and that all movements follow a curve or circular form. Movements are never straight lines in T'ai Chi.
  • Learn to breathe deeply through your lower abdomen, and keep your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  • Extend and let your vitality power flow on all outward movements.
  • Recall and relax your vitality power on all inward movements.
  • Study the laws of life within the realms of the spiritual path (Tao).

Study the use and harmonization of the vitality power and macro-cosmic energy, which are the internal and external, physical and spiritual energies.