Song

tai chi, articles, blog post, physical training, fang song, Rick Barrett

When the body is calm and the mind uncluttered, only then can one observe the subtle. Chang San-Feng I lead off Chapter 13 (“Beyond Relaxation”) of Taijiquan: Through the Western Gate with this quote from Chang San-Feng, Daoist sage and legendary founder of taijiquan. I was happy to come across that quote again. It is the key to moving meditation and to any study of the internal martial arts. It all starts with song (pronounce soong). As I discuss in Western Gate, song is often transliterated as “relaxation” but that misleads us into thinking of it as a gooey passivity.… Read More

First added: September 22nd, 2016
Last Updated: September 23rd, 2016

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