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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.<br>
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Keep your body erect without stiffness.<br>
              Everything about you should be completely relaxed, especially the mind.<br>
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Everything about you should be completely relaxed, especially the mind.<br>
              Maintain the heel and toe principles for all foot movements.<br>
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Maintain the heel and toe principles for all foot movements.<br>
              Co-ordinate the movements of the upper and lower halves of the body.<br>
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Co-ordinate the movements of the upper and lower halves of the body.<br>
              Harmonize the internal and external physical aspects of the body.<br>
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Harmonize the internal and external physical aspects of the body.<br>
              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.<br>
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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.<br>
              Study the many Taoist breathing exercises.<br>
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Study the many Taoist breathing exercises.<br>
              Learn to breathe deeply through your lower abdomen, and keep your tongue against the roof of your mouth.<br>
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Learn to breathe deeply through your lower abdomen, and keep your tongue against the roof of your mouth.<br>
              Extend and let your vitality power flow on all outward movements.<br>
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Extend and let your vitality power flow on all outward movements.<br>
              Recall and relax your vitality power on all inward movements.<br>
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Recall and relax your vitality power on all inward movements.<br>
              Live the Ch'ang Ming way (Taoist macrobiotics).<br>
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Live the Ch'ang Ming way (Taoist macrobiotics).<br>
              Study the laws of life within the realms of the spiritual path (Tao).<br>
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Study the laws of life within the realms of the spiritual path (Tao).<br>
              Study the use and harmonization of the vitality power and macro-cosmic energy, which are the internal and external, physical and spiritual energies.
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Study the use and harmonization of the vitality power and macro-cosmic energy, which are the internal and external, physical and spiritual energies.

Revision as of 20:25, 7 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.
Study the many Taoist breathing exercises.
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.
Live the Ch'ang Ming way (Taoist macrobiotics).
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.