Taiji Stick and Ruler 2

stick and rulerI thought seeing as I have already mentioned the benefits of this exercise it might be good to give the dimensions and also the differences between the stick and ruler.

Taji Stick
This is measured from your closed fist to your elbow this will give you the correct size for you, the ends are rounded smoothly and the diameter is the circumference from your middle finger to your thumb, it looks like a large rolling pin.

Taiji Ruler
This is about 1/3 metre long and has a ball in the middle with the two arms tapering to the end where there is a circle, shaped into a dome that will cover the centre of the hand.

Within the theory of Taiji Stick and Ruler, the stick pertains to Yang and the ruler pertains to Yin. When practicing, both hands must stay in contact with the syick or ruler and the fact that you have something to touch helps with visualising in moving the energy. You can make a connection with the eyes and movements and the Dan Tian. For those of us that practice the Hunyuan Chen Shi Xin Yi Taiji this is normal as it is the way we practice the form also, guided externally connected internally.

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I am a lifelong practitioner of Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts, I have also studied Krabi Krabong and Muay Boraan in Thailand, I have studied Chinese Tui Na and Thai massage and make my own linaments and balm. I have written various articles and also three novels and a biography of my life and travels as well as a book of poems

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