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Structure and 3 Dan tien: alignments for

Taijiquan training from a TCM perspective


Posted on February 8, 2016 by Administrator
Some Mindfulness for structural alignment based on some TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
concepts and Tai Chi Classics:
The ideas come from 3 Dan Tien, , simple body alignments, and upright spine and what to do to
achieve this in Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan).
On structural imbalances: 3 dan tien: are located in the head, chest, and hips.
1. Upper dan tien: YinTang between eyebrows as a spiritual center.
2. Middle dan tien: between nipples: Mind and emotional center.
3. Lower Dan tien: True center, center of gravity below umbilicus.

Tai Chi Classics for body alignment:


1. Sink the chest,
2. Sink the qi to dan tien,
3. Move with the Qi sticking to the back and permeating the spine.
“Stand like a balanced scale and rotate actively like a wheel.”
1. Hips level: non-forcefully lengthening lower back, slight tilt of hip and tailbone.
2. Shoulders level- slight roundness of back, sink of chest.
3. Head suspended: shoulders down, head lifts up.
These Complete the scale.
Align these to help the yin (Ren mai) and yang (du mai) energies of the body balance like a scale at:
Neck ST 9, SP15- lateral to navel, KD11 pubic bone of hip.
They are some reference points that assist with body structure and opening Du and Ren mai:
Hip Alignment: Pubic bone point KD11 and SP15 above at the anterior ASIS (Anterior Superior Iliac
spine) in the Front with the sacrum and mingmen Du4 on the back.
Neck Region alignment: ST9, SCM (Sternocleidoidmastoid muscle) muscle on the anterior side in the
front aligns with Du 16 at the EOP (External occipital protuberance) on the back of neck.
Some Taijiquan masters with education in TCM will discuss the importance of opening the the Ren and
Du mai vessels to correct structural issues.
It is said to do this by: Connect with the Ren mai, by way of the Du mai beginning at the Hui Yin point
CV1 at the perineum. It is located between the sex organ and the anus. It connects with GV1 at the tip
of the coccyx. It is important that the qi reaches to the top of head, when this occurs it can move down.
It has to pass the difficult ‘locks’ at the shoulders and neck to reach the top. By following the principles
of Taijiquan body requirements this should naturally open without forcing to much effort.
On the Upright body:
Taiji Lun: “Do not lean in any direction” Insights to the 13 postures (Wang Tsung-Yu): “Body must me
upright and stable, comfortable to support force from 8 directions.”
Ming men- space between kidneys.
Chapter 8 of the Han Dynasty TCM classic: Nanjing mentioned, “Space between kidneys that
pulsates.”
This is probably one of the most important points for health and commonly activated in qigong and
Taijiquan.
CV3/CV4- Lower Dan tien is considered an area for longevity, bones, blood, and sexuality/libido.
1. “Sink Qi to the tan tien” phrase in TCC to accumulate Qi there, it is the first martial art to address
this location. In TCM it is thought to tonify kidneys and adrenals, strengthen immune system, fortifies
bones and sexual organs.
2. Rotation of body: should originate from this dan tien center.
3. Weight shifting: is initiated from this center.
On the Inner Exercise of TCC (Tai chi Chuan): in TCM, Qi has excess or deficiency imbalances.
When this imbalance happens, Qi gets stuck or blocked and eventually leads to disease. TCC is used to
circulate blood and qi, and when this circulation improves the mind relaxes more. The homeostasis that
heals the body can then begin to repair imbalances.
Mentality in Taijiquan: Is one of softness, gentleness, yielding, acceptance.
You yield to force and place self in advantageous situations. Find strength in softness. Competition,
success, and power are let go of. Life is full of uncontrollable situations. Trying to control and be
perfect creates undue stress. Trying to achieve influence only brings disappointment, and bad health.
Releasing muscular tension is important so that we can use feeling to seek out tension. Even when
standing , we try to release tight muscles in our thighs.
Conclusion: Martial Art harmonized with Wai gong (External skill) and Neigong (Internal skill).
With diligent practice and perseverance, we believe that the original intent of practicing the solo forms
of Taijiquan, you should have a balance of unified external: addressing opponent (martial art) with
focus on your external structure, combined with inner awareness of bone structure with relaxation. The
Tai Chi classics are the key to obtaining this as previously mentioned. While some channels, vessels,
and points are mentioned, they should not be the areas of focused intent, but rather assistants to points
of reference for proper structure.
Martial Structure in Action and Purpose in Taijiquan: Gotta know how to FIGHT with it!
points in relation to Kundalini Yoga and
Ayurveda medicine.
Posted on February 22, 2016 by Administrator
Image is a synopsis of a kundalini method with TCM points added. Inspired from India Guru Sri
Mataji’s Sahaja Yoga Kundalini meditation which is much more longer and complex. This yoga is
instructed to be free, we cannot charge money for the essence, nature, and energy that is already inside
of you. It is up to you to unlock its power and vibration.
The steps are: (click on image below for more details)
1. Practice Pranayama: alternate nostril breathing to balance the Pingala, Ida, and Sushumna channels.
These relate to the humors of Wind, Bile, and Phelgm in Ayurveda medicine.
2. Raise the kundalini
3. Secure a boundary with Bhanda
4. Grounding with the Earth- release emotions (anxiety, worry, fear)
5. Opening up with the Sky- release anger and aggression.
6. Connect with Lower Dan Tian- Pure intention to cultivate self knowledge and wisdom.
7. Releasing Attachment to others: Becoming your own true master.
8. Middle Dan Tien: Letting go and being one with the Spirit: release ego, cultivate compassion.
9. Release Guilt: True Self, confession, and return to innocence.
10. Upper Dan tien: Opening 3rd eye and forgiveness.
11. Mantra recitation: mentally whispering “Hum Sum” 108x to balance brain hemispheres.
12. Unification:Realization in the present moment, feeling kundalini above head.
13. Chakra massaging: guiding hand over chakras 7x.
14. Closing: repeat 2. and 3.
Face Reading in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Posted on April 8, 2016 by Administrator
Face Diagnosis or Mien Shung is looking at the face as a method of diagnosis in Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM). In this method a practitioner can quickly observe the color, shape, and features that
may indicate an imbalance or trait.
Various markings have a predisposition to an illness. They can indicate strengths and weaknesses of
body, mind, and spirit.
5 elements
This diagnosis stems for the 5 element theory.

Let’s have a look at the 5 elements in this diagnosis process:


In oriental medicine, there are no “bad” elements. Everything is a gift and challenge.
Wood personality for instance: Anger is the challenge, but this kind of person actually has a lot of
passion. Wood types are very focused, athletic, direct, competitive. suppressing their anger, also
suppresses their passion. They are often enforcers of the truth.
Face: Wood types have a long rectangular face, long body like a tree, think of like a basketball player,
strong jaw, threatening eyes. Determined.

Fire personality: Typically they say “Joy” is the challenge in TCM for this type of person, but what
they really mean is excess joy, excess pleasure, to a point of even mania. The gift is the ability to
disperse or dissipate. These are the type of people who love fun.
Face: oval shape, sparkly eyes, have slender body, points at eyebrows, nose, lips.

Earth personality: their challenge is one of worry. They have strong empathy for others. They are
the ones who “feel”. You would want to ask them how they “feel” about something. They are very in
touch with their feelings, and the feelings of others.
Face: square, they have short legs, thighs, and butt.

Metal personality: Their challenge is often grief, while the they carry the gift of sympathy. Metal
types are practical, logical, mathematical, and often will use “I think” when asked about a opinion
about something.
Face: Round, angular, high cheek bones, long slender nose, delicate, pale skin.
Water personality: are ruled by fear and often look around suspiciously. They typically have the
‘what if’ going on in their minds, but they have a gift of wisdom. These types are very sensual, dreamy,
flowing, imaginative/creative people.
Face: cheeky, dreamy eyes, sensual body.

Polarity Therapy Volume 1, Book 3

Chart No. 25 - Treatment for Gas Pressure by Polarity Stimulation on the


Head, Soft Palate, and Neck.
Cranial sore spots are disturbed polarity reflexes in the body. Thumb pressure on each side of
the head, front and back, and diagonally across the head, for release of gases in the head.
Pressure on tender spots of the occiput on each side is a motor release for eye strain
[eyestrain].

A uvula and soft palate stretch for stomach and rectal reflex stimulation.

A rocking spinal relaxation stretch

Illustration Keywords: soft palate, uvula

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