Some days ago I changed my opinion about Qi sensations (Ba Chu). Since I started practicing Taijiquan and Qi Gong more than a decade ago, I did not want to talk about Qi sensations. Whenever people talked about it, I tried to not listen. I was afraid that if I would listen to other people’s experiences and Qi feelings, I would feel the same. I was afraid that I would kind of “make up” those feelings for myself. As if I would only feel it because I heard someone else talk about it.
But this week, I changed my mind. Continue reading
There are a lot of Cheng Manching videos on Youtube. However, I found that they often show the same video only with different music or voice in it.
(If you don’t know who Cheng Manching is: It is said that Cheng Manching (also Zheng Manqing, student of Yang Chengfu) is the one who brought Taijiquan to the West. He moved to New York in 1964 and taught intensely until his death in 1975. Some of his students are still alive and actively promoting his Tai Chi in the USA and all around the world.)
In the videos below you will not only find Cheng Manching showing the 37 form or his sword form, but there are also videos from his Tai Chi classes as well as interviews with some of his students.
Basically as soon as you start with Qi Gong or Taijiquan, you are confronted with the Chinese word “Qi” (氣 or simplified 气, also Ch’i). And of course you will ask: what is Qi?
I remember the first years time in my Qi Gong class. After an exercise my teacher would occasionally ask: “what did you feel?”