Xingyiquan - Santi Si - A different approach - Blog Entry

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    Sorry, you are Xué shèng or xué shēng?

    And which translation was that quote of Laozi?
     
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    Xuéshēng.....
    I simply types Xue Sheng for purposes of an American site and first and last name kind of thing

    Where are you seeing Laozi?

    Sorry, see where you got Laozi..... I do not know, I have read many translations and I do not remember which one that is from
     
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    Where are you seeing Laozi?

    I am writing an article on the the Rou 柔 in Dao De Jing, and just of interest to know the source of your quote that is all. It can be just an interpretation, anyway I will look into it.

    So what is you aim in doing or teaching the Santi Si?
     
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    At this point I no longer do or teach Santi Shi. When I was I was standing to feel connections and program proper structure for Xingyiquan. And to be able to move and maintain structure
     
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    Did you feel you can stand passively in the Santi Si?
     
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    Santi Shi in Hebei Xingyiquan is a stance training. A Shigong in one of the lineages I trained in was apparently known to say "if you cannot stand in Santi for 20 minutes, per side, you are not even a beginner."

    20 minutes left and then 20 minutes right
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    *** you progress you start to feel a whole lot of connections within the body. And I can tell you that somewhere around 15 minutes for me, things got real interesting.
     
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    If you can achieve something interesting less than 15 minutes, time is no longer meaningful. The question is what one wants to achieve in doing Santi? And standing passively in a one legged stance is one of the achievements.
     
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    It takes a lot longer that 15 minutes, that is 15 minutes built up over time, generally starting at around 5 minutes and adding time as the weeks progress. It is not forcing yourself to stand painfully for 15 minutes, it is building up slowly so you can stand without discomfort for that 15 minutes or greater. And I answered that question already in post #5, but I will also add, it is very much like zen mediation done standing
     

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