Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 118

Shùn and Nì Chán Sī Jìn 順與逆纏絲勁 – Part 9 –Side 兩側 – One Shun, One Ni 順逆 and One Ni and One Shun 逆順

One Shun, One Ni 順逆 and One Ni and One Shun 逆順

Stand in a medium horse stance, with the feet two shoulder widths apart, back straight and the hands resting in front of the Dāntián 丹田 and the elbows open to both sides.

Start to circle both hands in a clockwise circle. This means that the right hand will make a Shùn Chán Sī Jìn 順纏絲勁 circle and the left hand will make a Nì Chán Sī Jìn 逆纏絲勁 circle. The hands should circle up to the left, up past the face, out to the right and then back down to the Dantian. When the hands are lifting up the body should rise up a little and then the hands are dropping down the body should sink down a little. Apart from the body going up and down, there should not be any other movement in the legs. The chest should face forwards all the time and also keep both palms facing out until the hands come to the Dantian and then the palms face down. Repeat the circle ten times.

After ten times perform the movement going the other directions, so the right hand now does a Nì Chán Sī Jìn circle and the left hand does a Shùn Chán Sī Jìn circle, i.e. the hands move in a anti-clockwise circle, going from the Dantian, up to the right, past the face, over to the left and then back down to the Dantian.

The breathing should be as before, as the body goes up breathe in, and as the body sinks down breathe out. Maintain the position and make sure there is no other movement apart from the hands circling and the body following the hands as they go up and down.

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