Master Tse’s Tàijí Fist 127

Shùn and Nì Chán Sī Jìn 順與逆纏絲勁 – Part 18

前後 Front and Back  – 順—前—後 Shùn One After Another
前後 Front and Back  逆—前—後 Nì One After Another

Stand in a medium horse stance, with the feet two shoulder widths apart, back straight and the palms facing down in front of the Dāntián 丹田. Now we are going to do前後 Front and Back  – 順—前—後 Shùn One After Another. First raise the right hand up to face height and then start to circle it forwards a little. Now the left hand starts to rise up towards the face following the same path as the right hand. Both hands are making a Shùn Chán Sī Jìn 順纏絲勁 circle. The right hands circles up from the Dāntián to the face, then forwards and away from the face, and then back down to the Dāntián. When the right hand is reaches the face the left hand begin to circle up the same way, so when one hand is face height the other hand is at Dāntián level. Repeat the movement many times, making sure the hands match each other.

Now we can do 前後 Front and Back  逆—前—後 Nì One After Another. This time the hands circle backwards from the face, down to the Dāntián, away and back up to the face. As before, one hand is at the top and the other hand is at the bottom. Both make a Nì Chán Sī Jìn逆纏絲勁 circle.

When we practise 前後 Front and Back  – 順—前—後 Shùn One After Another and 前後 Front and Back  逆—前—後 Nì One After Another the body does not move up and down and there is also no turning left and right. As the hands move just breathe naturally and remember, when the hands circle forwards this is Shùn Chán Sī Jìn 順纏絲勁 and when they move backwards it is Nì Chán Sī Jìn逆纏絲勁. Also when the hand on the top palm is facing down, when the hand at the bottom the palm is facing up, When the hand is closed to body the palm is facing out, when the hand is away from the body the palm is facing in.

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