Reccomendations for a good standing post?

Discussion in 'Tai chi' started by airweaver, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. airweaver

    airweaver Valued Member

    Do you practise any particular posture from the form as a standing post exercise? Which are some good ones to practise?
  2. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    I hold different postures based on what kind of Jin I am working on at the time:

    Peng - Ward Off, White Crane Spreads Wings
    Lu - Jade Lady
    Jie - Press, Brush Knee
    Ahn - Push Down
    Liat - Single Whip, Parting Wild Horses Mane, White Crane Spreads Wings
    Cai - Play Lute

    Do you practice anything at the moment?
  3. airweaver

    airweaver Valued Member

    I do Tai chi but was really just looking for ideas. Can you explain Peng, Lu, Jie, Ahn, Liat and Cai a bit more? Thanks for the suggestions I appreciate it :)
  4. Dan Bian

    Dan Bian Neither Dan, nor Brian

    The jin that powers the applications of taijiquan.

    By holding these postures, I work on the physical and mental aspects of refining the Jin within the structure.
    Essentially, getting a feeling of the power of each of these movements, to provide an understanding basis for further study.
  5. cloudz

    cloudz Valued Member

    I like these ones, both sides: single whip, play the lute, cockerel stands on one leg, snake creeps down

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