Relax; Deep Mind
Relax, Deep Mind
is accessible to all Taiji practitioners. It covers the philosophy, principles and history of Taiji, along with a clear explanation of its practice methods. With nearly 200 detailed photographs, Patrick Kelly demonstrates Master Huang Xingxian’s 5 loosening exercises and Grand Master Zheng Manqing’s (Cheng Man-Ching's) 37-move short Yang form along with illustrated explanations of the basic pushing hands exercises.
Available in German, French, English
From the Back Cover:
"Taiji is an art where the soft overcomes the hard, the calm subdues the aggressive and the subtle transcends the gross. It is a method of bringing ourselves into harmony with ourselves, those people with whom we interact, and all the energies of our larger environment. Taiji Form develops internal strength. Pushing-hands develops sensitivity. Being externally relaxed while internally strong allows the possibility of resolving pressure without conflict. Through building inner harmony and internal strength, together with physical relaxation and the philosophy of yielding, we gradually arrive at that place where the defence of the self in daily life no longer serves any purpose".