T'ai Chi According to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes
• Reveals the close relationship between the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi and the hexagrams of the I Ching.
• As handed down in the teachings of the Yellow Emperor and Chang San-Feng.
• Explains the physical and spiritual benefits that result from the practice of the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form.
• An essential reference book for any serious student of T'ai Chi and the I Ching.
T'ai Chi is a physical expression of Taoist thought--a philosophy in motion. The relationship between the I Ching, Taoist philosophy, and T'ai Chi is well established in many of the classical texts and teachings handed down by the Yellow Emperor and Chang San-Feng, yet it has essentially remained a mystery in the West. Stuart Alve Olson, a longtime student of renowned T'ai Chi Ch'uan Master T. T. Liang, shows how the hexagrams of the I Ching relate to the eight basic postures of T'ai Chi, and how together they comprise the orderly sequence of the postures in the Before Heaven T'ai Chi form. The practice of this form initiates a process of internal alchemy that allows for the stimulation and accumulation of chi through the major energy systems of the body. Physically, this process restores youthful flexibility. Spiritually, it frees the mind to roam the sublime Tao.
Because the Before Heaven sequence of postures is the foundation of all T'ai Chi forms, this book provides valuable advice for all practitioners, regardless of the style they practice or the depth of their experience. An essential reference book for any serious student of Taoism, T'ai Chi According to the I Ching is an invaluable guide to how even the most esoteric aspects of Chinese philosophy are firmly rooted in a physical practice.
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The Framework of I Ching Tai Chi
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Tso Peng Before Heaven Image of ChienHeaven WardingOff
Chi Before Heaven Image of KanWater Pressing
An Before Heaven Image of LiFire Pushing
Tan Pien Before Heaven Image of SunWind Pulling
Ti Shou Before Heaven Image of ChenThunder Splitting
Kao Before Heaven Image of KenMountain Shouldering
Pai Hao Liang Chih After Heaven Image of TuiValley Elbowing
Fu Hsis Before Heaven Arrangement of the Eight Diagrams
The After Heaven Arrangement of King Wen
The Philosophy of Before and After Heaven
The Eight Gates Diagram
Developments of Wu Chi
The Five Activities Wu Hsing
The Three Powers San Tsai
The Before Heaven Form With the Images and the Philosophy
The 16Posture I Ching Tai Chi Form Arrangement
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Overview of the Posture Instructional Information
Wu Chi Shih
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Shou Hui Pi Pu After Heaven Image of ChenThunder Splitting
Pich Chui After Heaven Image of KanWater Pressing
Pan Lan Chui After Heaven Image of LiFire Pushing
Ju Feng Shih Pi After Heaven Image of ChienHeaven WardingOff
Shih Tsu Shou After Heaven Image of KunEarth RollingBack
Ho Tai Chi
Wu Chi Shih
The After Heaven Form
Arranging the Images of the SixtyFour Postures
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16-Posture I Ching 2nd Movement 4th Movement Bow and Arrow ch'i Ch'uan Classics Ch'uan Treatise Chang San-feng Chinese Ching T'ai Chou Chung Yin Complementary image correlations Counts Posture Crossing Hands dynasty Earth Eight Diagrams Eight Gates Eight Postures Elbowing Emperor energy Fire Five Activities Fixed-Rooting Fu Hsi Gazing-Right Heaven arrangement Heaven Image Huang Immortal K'an K'un Lao Tzu Lao Yin left hand Left L Hand Looking-Left Ming dynasty Mountain Movement North—Exhale palm facing PHILOSOPHY I Ching POSTURE 1st Movement Pressing Pulling Pushing rear leg Right L Hand Rolling-Back sequence Shao Yin Shaolin Kung Fu shift Shouldering Single Whip Splitting Stance stimulus for applying Style West T'ai Chi Ch'uan T'ai Chi Form T'ai Chi postures T'ai Chi symbol T'ai Yin Inhale T'ui Tao Te Ching Taoist Valley waist and body Warding-Off Water Wind Wu Chi Wu Hsing Wu Yu-hsiang Yang Lu-chan Yellow Emperor yin and yang Yin Exhale yin lines Yin—R Hand
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Page 2 - The Thirteen Postures of Warding-Off, Rolling-Back, Pressing, Pushing, Pulling, Splitting, Elbowing, and Shouldering are known as the Eight Diagrams (Pa Kua). Advancing, Withdrawing, Looking-Left, GazingRight, and Fixed-Rooting are known as the Five Activities (Wu Hsing). Warding-Off, Rolling-Back, Pressing, and Pushing are then Chien, K'un, K'an, and\J\ — of the Four Cardinal directions.
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