Taiji Ten Ten
- The energy at the top of the head should be light and sensitive
- Sink the chest and raise the back
- Remains relax with no tensions
- Distinguish full from empty
- Sink the shoulders and drop the elbows
- Use the mind and not strength
- Unite the upper and lower body
- Unite internal and external
- Continuity without interruption
- Seek Stillness in movement
1. The head should be upright so the shen (spirit) can reach the headtop.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercise, esp. fire channel and water channel.
2. Sink the chest and pluck up the back.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercize, esp. lung channel.
3. Sung (relax) the waist.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercise, esp. dai channel.
4. Differentiate insubstantial and substantial.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercise, esp, small channel exercise — but also by many others such as taming the tiger.
5. Sink the shoulders and elbows.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercise, but also by many others such as 9 movements of chen style foundation.
6. Use mind and not force.
This is informed by the 8 channel exercise, but also by standing or in brush knee fa li exercise.
7. Upper and lower mutually follow.
This is informed by many but press elbow exercise and single whip/an are good canidates.
8. Inside and outside coordinate.
This is informed by many but especially combined whirl arms exercise.
9. It is mutually joined and unbroken.
This is especially informed by silk reeling jibengong.
10. Seek stillness in movement.
This is informed by many exercises; it has multiple meanings. it could be informed by combined whirl arms, or standing. One aspect is sinking in transition.