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  • Floating/Lifting/Suspending the head & sinking chi to dantian

    I was reading Fu Zhongwen's book and The Classics recently and I've often read about Floating/Lifting/Suspending the head & sinking to dantian.

    Normally when I practice I raise the chi on inhale and sink on hold/exhale. However, after reading the above again last night I decided to attempt to lift the head (using chi) while sinking the chi also to the dantian and had a very odd feeling, like being pulled in half/pulling my head off.

    I was surprised it was actually possible--I mean it was comfortable and something I could get used to, but it seemed rather strange.

    How should the head be 'suspended' and are there any uses to 'dividing'/'pulling' chi in two separate directions like this?

    Has Sifu Wong explained this before?
    Last edited by Christopher; 18 April 2012, 05:40 AM.

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    Sigung has talked about it before in his book on Taijiquan and tangentially in one of the articles on this page:
    http://www.shaolin.org/video-clips-7.../overview.html

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      Originally posted by Chiahua View Post
      Sigung has talked about it before in his book on Taijiquan and tangentially in one of the articles on this page:
      http://www.shaolin.org/video-clips-7.../overview.html
      Thank you, it's been a few years since I've read this.

      After reading all the sections again I don't think my question about how to 'suspend' in the head is answered but perhaps it is in the book?

      I'll have to get a copy eventually.

      I'm technically not practicing formal Taijiquan, but by applying Fu Zhongwen's shoulder, elbow, wrist sinking, etc to my chi kung form has helped a lot.
      Last edited by Christopher; 23 April 2012, 03:27 AM.

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