Teach Yourself Tai Chi In A NutshellSeptember 12, 2021
In The Healing Power of Words (TCP), Tigress by Tigress Press, Baan Lingkong discusses the role of yin and yang in our daily lives. It is important to note that this text is an English translation, using simplified Chinese to make it accessible to modern readers. However, we cannot overlook the importance of the written language, as any good book must be written in some kind of a language that anyone can understand. Therefore, the book is not only for the people of China only. It is also for people who are interested in learning more about Feng Shui practices, or anyone else who would like to become more aware of their surroundings and the interconnectedness of all things around them. In other words, this book is for everyone who want to understand more about the interrelationship between yin and yang, and learn how to practice the principles of Feng Shui to enrich their lives.
The first chapter of The Healing Power of Words focuses on the basic definitions of yin and yang, with the help of the dictionary. Then, examples of some typical yin/yang relationships are used, together with explanations of each term. For example, Baan linking (boundaries) refers to the invisible physical and energetic boundaries between Earth and the Heavens. These are referred to as the nine Binas, along with the names of the nine Binas, which include He, Mo, Chang, Jiao, Lu, Wu, and Fu.
Next, we move on to explain the relationship between these two terms, looking at the meaning of the names and the corresponding pictures in traditional texts. In the dictionary, we learn about the meaning of Baan linking, which literally means “boundaries of earth”; dengan (dungeon) means “boundaries of water”; mokpo (mountain) is “boundaries of mountain and hill”; and hainan (sea) is “boundaries of the sky.” We also learn that the Baan linking is the boundaries of Ba Gua, the white-gold exterior of the Great Wall of China. The dengan corresponds to the Yang energy of the heavens while the mokpo corresponds to the Yang energy of the earth.
The next chapter looks at the relationship between Baan linking and hotel hongkong. It explains that Baan linking is a symbol of Heaven on Earth while togel hongkong is a symbol of Heaven on Earth. It also explains that there are three forms of Tai Chi: Tai Chi in hong form (tong), Tai Chi in long form (long), and Tai Chi in front (feng) form. The differences between these forms are as follows: in the long form, the internal organs of the body have no relation to each other; in the long form, the internal organs of the body are coordinated; and in the front form, the internal organs of the body are coordinated. All forms are basically the same though.
Chapter 3 goes into explaining the differences between Tai Chi dari and Tai Chi per saas. It compares Dari Tai Chi with the Per saas version and discusses how the former is more dynamic and flexible while the latter is fixed and stiff. The Tai Chi dari is divided into ten components: five defensive components, four offensive components, three spirit components, two pressure components, and one primary energy. As such, we can see that the dari is more flexible than the per saas. It can be considered to be a slightly different martial art than the per saas, but it still belongs to the same art family.
Chapter 4 goes into teaching students the general nature of Tai Chi. It shows the various stages of development for practitioners, as well as how to recognize and adapt to these stages. It also describes the use of Tai Chi in sports and exercises. Finally, it gives some brief information on the history of Tai Chi martial arts. All in all, this was a very interesting book that covered all sides of Tai Chi, giving an objective look at Tai Chi.