This I find is one of the great questions that I get to answer from unknowledgeable or biased people within different fields. Why Tai chi they ask? Martial artists say things like does that really work? People with health risks ask the same and each of them even though they are two different questions are answered the same. the first thing I say to them is Its name is TaijiQuan when properly pronounced and its meaning is the grand ultimate. Now some people believe this is a lofty title but today I will clarify why not only is it not lofty but also why it is well deserved. Though most martial arts deal with the strong overcoming the weak and the fast overcoming the slow, taijiquan negates all this and even though many martial arts use particular types of alignment in order to gain a superior position for strength accumulation tai chi is quite natural. Taijiquan also known as Tai Chi attacks the issues of fast and slow and strong and weak, healthy and unhealthy from its source the mind and the breathe. If a person was capable of aligning up their body by way of aligning their breath and mental states as one how could they not be the best that they could ever be. Now some of you would say but don't all martial arts and forms of medicine do this as well and the answer is NO.Many Martial arts focus purely on sport so there is no need to control the breath except for to create greater stamina so one can prolong through rigorous training in punching or kicking which is a form of cardio. Where Tai Chi is beyond this is it takes away the competitive and dominating spirit which causes stress within the mind and causes the breath to be rigid and broken,which is the cause for all dis-ease. Most martial arts actually center the breath around the state of conquering and domination, which in time leads to debilitations of all sorts, from muscular problems all the way to emotional and mental problems which manifest later when the chi is exhausted. This is why the younger martial artists once they have broken and damaged everything run to tai chi and do not stay with their given art because TaijiQuan centers the breath and the mind around stillness and tranquility, which can be used martially but we do not look at it as this. We see movement not martially but as energy that can be manipulated according to the disposition of the practitioner. If I am filled with harmony more than likely I will never see confrontation but just in case there is a confrontation that needs my energy, I can give back what is given to me without having to claim it as my own or use any negative energy of my own. I just hit return to sender lol. TaijiQuan 13 energies are the energies that perpetuate life in balance. With medicine most doctors focus upon temporary relief of the pain thus covering the symptoms and even when the patient is cured by pills or other types of medical external treatments the dis-ease returns.without awareness of how the disease began in the first place how can one prevent it from returning. Taijiquan causes the patient to look from within to see where and what they were doing to get themselves to this adverse place. Understanding the energies which a patient perpetuates mentally and emotionally and how they manifest physically is its primary goal so that the dis-ease never shows up again, it also gives the patient power in responsibility and knowing that they can with support heal themselves.
This art is the grand ultimate because through and through its principles bring about a concrete understanding of how to experience life at its best within and without, which you can take to any part of your life. The taijiquan energies and with the correct understanding, all of your life can become a great success.
TaijiAdept Eric Randolph
Saturday, October 23, 2010
We are at a starting point of a person who has done the 2nd and third key and are along the way of being capable of sensing the chi throughout their whole body. In order to defeat dis-ease a person Will become consciously aware that they created the alignment for the dis-ease to perpetuate within the body and therefore if they created it then it can be uncreated. This is one of the hardest yet imperative aspects of knowledge or knowing of the self that is obtainable through the meditation of the 2nd and 3rd key. Once this is obtained a person will find that they can feel the breathe circulating throughout the body and thus increase and decrease circulation within the body. The first sign of this is when you can feel the breath tickling down in the dan tien area this place situated just above the pubic area. A fingers width to be more exact. this tickling sensation will lead to the small of the back up then ascend to the middle of the spine pass through into the chest cavity then ascend to the throat cavity and between the eyebrows and then out the top of the head and a very real sensation of a spout of energy should be coming out of the point in between the eyebrows and the top of the head at the beginning of the hairline. The energy should be pouring out of the head and encircling the body going in through the feet and back to the base point in between the anus and genitals. once this is achieved a practitioner can then start focusing upon the points within the body that are damaged and by using the stillness they have gained through the 2nd and 3rd key meditation the person should be able to increase the blood flow by just being aware of the damaged or dis-eased area once this is capable of being done a couple of sensations may begin. One an aching within the area or a sharp pain letting the person know that the dis-ease acknowledges the intent to heal. A sensation of itching and tingling in that area which is a sign of increased healing within that area. Next there will be a start of physical releases possibly a pop sound in that area a tightening of the muscles and a strengthening in that area or the body gaining its healthy auric glow. Once this is done the person is on their way to gaining full health once again, this person should have a master teacher with them as well as their doctor if the dis-ease is critical. They should also continue this practice as many times a day so that they can obtain full recovery from both the master teachers acknowledgment as well as the doctors acknowledgment. The person should document all synchronizations and go over them with the master teacher. These connect the person to why the dis-ease showed up in the first place as well as the best way to continue healing the gathered negative experience in order so the dis-ease never returns.
TaijiAdept Eric Randolph
TaijiAdept Eric Randolph