The Most Subtle

The most important aspect of Qigong is not which particular form we choose to practice.  But rather, what form we are in when we practice.

Tai Chi... Zhan Zhang... Bagua... Spring Forest... Zhening... Wild Goose... Eight Pieces of Brocade... Soaring Crane... White Crane... Five Animal Frolics... Wudang... Chen-Style... Yang-Style... Even the Qigong of Falun Gong... These Qigong forms are all useful and can lead to development...

But, you do not develop and cultivate your Qi by practicing a particular form. You practice Qigong, develop and cultivate your personal Qi by constantly correcting your form...  By making subtle adjustments of weight. Re-aligning your posture.  Clearing your Mind. Feeling yourself in Right Relationship with Heaven and Earth. Connecting. Exchanging Qi with Nature. Freeing your body-mind of all superfluous tension. Releasing and absorbing...  That is the essence of Qigong...

It is not THE FORM that matters most.  What matters most is YOUR form while you practice. Qigong should simply be: Exercising in a State of Tranquility and Supreme Relaxation... In fact: You should Simply Be... That is the Supreme Ultimate!  This is what Tai Chi literally means: "Supreme Ultimate."

Try not to think!  Do your moves... Think Blue Sky...

Hao la!

 

--Pahka Dave

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