On Yin Yang Separation:
Whenever you can separate Yin and Yang, one part doesn’t move, the other part moves, there has to be a relationship between them.
The relationship (between Yin and Yang) is the number one factor of Taiji. As the matter of fact, it (the relationship) is the core of Taiji.
On Push/Baby Syndrome in Taiji:
(This is the first time I heard about Master Chen using “baby syndrome.” This is his humor, but very appropriate. When he was correcting a student in a push hand situation, He was joking about him. “Even though you are retired, you are still like a baby.”)
Everybody (in our Taiji) is like a baby. You always want your fingers in a candy jar. Can not resist. “Push” is the candy. Everybody wants to (push). When you are not getting it, you still want it.
When you are frustrated, you want to push; when you are winning, you want to push.
For us, when you are frustrated, no push; when you are losing, no push; when you are winning, no push. Only using body mechanics. You make adjustment until your opponent doesn’t feel good, and he moves out. If you are using force to push, you lose.