Discussion in 'Chinese Internal Arts : Taijiquan (Tai Chi) and Qi' started by androz, Sep 29, 2020.
Yes -- qi is a context-dependent word.
What is Qi? Qi in TCM Acupuncture Theory | Chinese Medicine Theory - Yin Yang House
Put another way, there are 10,000 qis, none of which are Qi.
Like a bowl of rice!
It's pretty straight forward for me, training qi improves my ability to 'feel' and control my body coordination as well as adding an additional 'layer' of control that I suspect has to do largely with activating the fascia. Thinking in terms of the 'qi' flow through the body helps in executing clean and powerful throws, strikes etc, in fact, I felt an improvement in my ability ever since I was able to think and feel qi under pressure instead of instinctively falling back to the physicality of the body.
Have you noticed that you no longer hear about Chi master any more? Back the in 80, the Chi masters were all over the place. Suddenly they all disappear from the face of earth. Why?
Because now everyone thinks they're a Chi master.
Even you and I!123
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