The Wisdom of Beautiful Whiskers

by Bataan Faigao

36 BUBBLING SPRING

1. The more relaxed one is the straighter the arm will be as it moves and goes into the first form. It will be straighter and longer but not stiff as the shoulders relax more.

2. Residual momentum: This is the force that moves the body as it goes from the end of one movement to the beginning of another.

3. Grasp the Sparrow's Tail - Press: The ch'i  has to go to the tips of the fingers. The hands meet as the waist finishes a complete turn. When the hands separate, they separate because of this residual momentum.

4. Put the weight on the hollow of the foot to allow for the opening of the acupuncture point called "bubbling spring". If the weight is on this point, the force will be too much and the ch'i  will get stuck. Concentrating on this point (the hollow of the foot) opens up the "bubbling spring". When you stand correctly and relaxed, the "bubbling spring" will open  up and the ch'i   from the root will rise up to the legs. The sensation is like that of a bubbling spring.

5. In Fair Lady Weaves at the Shuttle, the eyes are fixed between the left wrist and the right fingers.

6. In a 70/30 posture never close the groin. Let the back knee fall in a relaxed manner.

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