Article Difference between Ji and Chi words


Article Difference between Ji and Chi words


Significant differences in the pronunciation of the words Chi and Ji
- Qi.  (Meaning energy) spoken in a northern dialect such as (TaiQi Quan)

Ji-ji (meaning "pole" or "terminal", shifting between poles or moving between yin and yang.) Ji is spoken in a southern dialect, such as (Taiji Quan)

I Chi (in Chinese culture means the natural energy of the galaxy)


 What is it?
What is the force of energy within the individual.
 This life energy comes from a combination of three things:
 The air that is breathed through the lungs,
 Essential energy generated by the kidneys
 Energy absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract through the consumption of food and water.
 Chi circulates throughout the body and performs many functions to maintain good health.
  Like other inner martial arts styles, qi is the driving force behind Tai Chi.
 The mind, or yi yi, directs the qi, and the qi directs the jinn,
 In practice, Yi, Jin and Chi are inseparable.

Qigong, the practice of cultivating Q, is one of the oldest exercises in Chinese history.  It dates back more than a thousand years.  There are many types of qigong;  Generally speaking, it is a variety of breathing exercises, gymnastics and meditation.


Martial Arts and Tai Chi Chigong
Qigong can be related to martial arts and other styles.  Practically, Qigong can be done sitting, standing or moving.  There are hundreds and thousands of martial arts styles in China, almost all of which have their own Qigong system.  In general, talking about Qigong martial arts style is moving, more practical and part of this discipline.  Although different styles have different degrees of importance in their Qigong, domestic styles give more importance to Qigong.  Most Taijiquans agree that Qigong is an integral part of Taijiquan.

Chinese culture, other martial arts, Buddhism, and Confucius all have an impact on what Taiji has today.  This philosophical understanding incorporates Daoism into nature.  Taiji is based on the law of nature.  There is no evidence to suggest that the true Taiji includes any of the religious components of Buddhism or Daoism.

The main energy of the crown is qigong - if one wants to focus on martial arts and teach the emphasis on that aspect, they find the power of Qi, making the crown an effective therapeutic sport as well as a powerful martial art.


 Fixed and moving Qigong
Many taiji styles involve a set of fixed forms of Qigong, usually involving standing and maintaining different postures for different periods of time.  Like sitting Qigong meditation, it allows you to focus better on the mind and what without disturbing the movement and coordination throughout the body. Chi, on the other hand, is dynamic (rotating in the body) so when practicing qigong, being in a stationery position can create an imbalance between mind and body.  It is widely accepted that if they do wrong, Qigong practitioners can misbehave so deeply that they become deeply disturbed (literally, "loss of fire to the devil king").  When their minds are misguided, they go crazy.  This is the most dangerous danger in practicing qigong.  This is also known as "Qigong Deviation Syndrome".  Taiji Qigong moving exercise maintains a good balance of mind and body and therefore has no risk of "Qigong Deviation Syndrome".

There is another serious health risk with constant Qigong: the body is designed to move.  Staying intentionally for long periods of time, especially when standing, can cause excessive pressure on the joints, muscles, and slowing of blood circulation and body fluids, leading to many medical conditions such as osteoarthritis and poor circulation.  Standing too long can lead to flare-ups of arthritis, swelling of the legs, excessive stress on the heart, and some people may lose consciousness.  Slow, steady movement is much better for balance, pain relief and general well-being - but at the same time, quality is effective if not more so.

What is Kwan?


Quan is "fist" in Chinese, so any name that Kuan seeks after is a martial art style.  Here I am going to use the word Quan meaning martial art.  Coan's ultimate goal is to capture or control his opponent.  There are two types of Quan;  Domestic and foreign.  An example of an internal Quan is Taiji and an external example is Shaolin.  There are different styles in both types.  In general, learning internal Quan is more challenging for effective self-defense.  External Quan uses techniques that are directly related to fighting, stronger muscles, blocking and punching, where they are interested in winning faster and stronger.  While in the internal arts the individual is more focused on cultivating qi (which may take a long time to reach a good level), in this way we integrate it into the body to provide more internal energy and health for the individual.  bring on.  With a high level of qi, it is guided by the mind (yi) and is able to advance internal power (jin) before it can be used effectively to defend itself.  It's kind of like a lot of things that take more time and patience in the beginning ... that power ends and it lasts longer.


Improve Qi to improve Quan
Strong qi not only makes a person healthier but also improves the level of coin.  Let me limit this to Taiji, and explain two important concepts that improve what.  These are the perceptions of opening and closing and the circulation of Qi.


Opening and closing
Intermittent continuous opening and closing is evident in all taiga forms.  Like drawing a bow to shoot an arrow, a painting stores the stored energy in which it is opened.  Shooting releases energy.  This can be confusing because opening and closing are related to the use of jeans (internal strength) and are not necessarily related to the external appearance.  In the Young-style Single Whip movement, for example, the final movement is a closing movement, not an opening, although its outward appearance is an opening.
Like all Qigong, proper breathing is vital: breathing while opening and breathing.  Chen Jin (Chen Xin ), one of the most famous masters of the Chen style, whose author was tasked with recognizing the Chen style outside the Chen village, said: "When you open it, you are soft and firm inside and outside, and when you close it.  You have to be soft outside of it.  And solid inside
For example, in Chen Style 36 forms, the number 34, called the "front ball punch," which draws both fists back and down to the bottom of the thigh, draws a bow, then strikes with both fists.  Shoots.  Breathe while storing energy, your outside is firm and your inside is soft.  Then, as you exhale, breathe in with a soft (and elastic) outside and a solid inside (Qi sinks into Dan Tian).  When breathing, the qi moves upwards and when you breathe, the qi sinks downwards.

Opening and closing are closely related to traction and rest.  It is important to note that muscles, ligaments and tendons may stretch even as you get closer to your body.  When stretching, it should not be stretched too much, otherwise Qi will stop flowing.  The supplement is correct in this case that the muscles, ligaments and tendons should not be destroyed during rest: a certain amount of off force (ping jin) should remain, otherwise what is lost and the flow stops  Be.

Opening and closing, breathing and breathing, this is the law of nature.  All martial arts styles follow this alternative pattern, although foreign styles tend to break the force when delivering power, such as in a hole, thus creating a weakness.  Taiji uses circular motions to facilitate the circulation of qi, causing energy to change without changing energy.  The internal energy becomes stronger as the current flows, and constantly collects more qi.  This is better defined by the concept of qi circulation.


What's going on?
Qi circulates throughout the body along the vessel and the Concepts and Riding Vessels (the two main energy channels) (or Qi channels).  They rotate along the midline of the body just below the skin.


Conception Vessel goes from the upper part of the head (bai hui or GP-20), in the front part of the body to the point between the anus and the genitals (hui yin or CV-1 acupuncture point).  The ruling ship goes from Hui Yin to Bai Hui in the back of the body.  Chi slowly and insidiously escapes through the Bai Hui point because he passes through it in the past.  Qigong and Taiji help preserve and nurture qi.  For many people, Taji's goal is to "stay alive forever and stay young forever."  The most important thing is to cultivate qi.  It is very useful to know what to do and to consciously guide its circulation so that you can strengthen it.  Hence you understand one of the opening and closing, the next step is to move Qi upwards along the Conception ship.  Breathing should be done with the mouth gently closed, the tongue gently touching the upper floor, Qi to the middle of the chest (see Sean Zhong acupuncture point, (Figure 1)).  From the bottom to Dan Tian - it is a three-fingered area below the belly button.  First, be careful to understand your practice and limit it to the shapes that you know the movement is opening and which is closed.
  Avoid forcing breathing.  If you are breathing, or you are not sure if you are inhaling or exhaling, just allow yourself to breathe naturally.  When the body position and movements are correct, breathing is normal.
After a suitable period you can spread Qi in the above way (this may take a long time).  It depends on your health, talent, training frequency, etc.  At an advanced level where your shapes are well balanced and the flow is smooth and strong, and once you are in the right position, you will feel the abundance of qi in Den Tian,   then you can start your work in more detail in the Qi cycle.  As you breathe, feel what is flowing along the ruling ship just under the scalp and rising towards the scalp.  In the exhale, Qi Qi sinks into Dan Tian and moves further toward Dan Hian Yin from Dan Tian.  With a sigh, Chi continues toward the dominating ship, and then descends again along the conical ship.  

It can be difficult to reach this stage without the guidance of a good teacher and a lot of practice.  Then there is the next step that Qi can direct you to Dan Tian's request.  This is more challenging, and it is best to train teachers face-to-face.

I conducted an in-depth Tai Chi exploration workshop for osteoarthritis that teaches participants how to incorporate Qi into their tai chi and how to use it to circulate and deliver qi.  This guide helps to grow qi more effectively and make progress in tai chi much faster and more enjoyable.  


There are many basic principles that are very important to reach higher taiji levels, but I believe you do not need to be perfect in any of these principles to take your Qi or Taiji to the next level.
  It is this understanding of these basic principles along with diligent practice that takes almost everyone to a very high level.  Knowing the opening and closing, and the circulation of qi, are two of these basic principles that help to develop and develop skills.

Sifu Marami