„Practicing the Dao, you let go every day. You let go and let go, to get to non-action.“ (Daodejing, chapter 48)
In my last blog post I was talking about ziran in the context of internal practices. However, following movements, observing them and allowing them to simply be sounds far easier than it actually is.
Many of my students are in the slightly older category with a variety of physical problems, hypertension being one of them. So, recently, I was asked by a student what to do when you have back and neck pain after practicing the Yin Yang method.
My focus in teaching Wing Chun (詠春拳 Yongchun Quan), the Shaolin tendon method (少林易筋經 Shaolin Yijin Jing), the Yin Yang and 5 Elements method (陰陽五行功 Yinyang Wuxing Gong) as well as the Daoyin method (導引功 Daoyin Gong) clearly is on the internal aspects of all of these practices. This blog explains what that actually means and shows how an approach to movement traditions based on Daoist philosophy cannot only enrich a movement practice, but offers a path for a much deeper transformation process.