Taiji Qigong

Tim's Discussion Board: Tai Ji Quan : Taiji Qigong
   By Plastic Skwirl on Saturday, November 04, 2000 - 03:53 pm: Edit Post

For starting out, what is the best type of qigong? I've been doing zhan zhouang for a little while, but I have access to moving taiji qigong forms. Would these build qi just as fast? Sometimes when I practice zhan zhouang, I feel like there is cool water in parts of my arms, and parts of my chest and back go numb. Is this normal?
Also, what characteristics does Sun style borrow from Xing-yi and Bagua?

   By Mike Taylor on Sunday, November 05, 2000 - 07:46 am: Edit Post

Hey Plastic Skwirl (anything like Bill Murray's plastique squirrel in "Caddy Shack?";),
I don't have Sun Lu Tang's Xing-I book in front of me right now, but from memory I recall reading that his Tai-Ji consisted in part of Xing-Yi legs & Ba-Gua footwork -- if that helps you at all (?).
For clarification, when you mention "numb," do you mean no feeling at all, or do you actually have some sensation (say something out of the ordinary -- if so, then please describe). :-)

   By Plastic Skwirl on Monday, November 06, 2000 - 06:34 pm: Edit Post

well, it's hard to describe, because i can't feel it very clearly, but it's kinda cool like water, and i can't feel things as much in that area. kinda weird, i guess.

   By Tim on Monday, November 06, 2000 - 07:08 pm: Edit Post

Sun's Tai Ji incorporates the footwork of Ba Gua Zhang and the body method of Xing Yi Quan, as well as techniques from these arts into a combination linked with the overall flow of the original Tai Ji Quan form.
When standing, some people will experience feelings of numbness in various parts of the body, but these should pass with time.

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