The head must be suspended.

by Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy on 2014/03/04

Suspended head is an important principle of the Chen Style Taijiquan Practical Method. The suspended head allows the vertical stretch of the body to take place. This creates two lines in the body: 1) head left foot vertical line. 2) head right foot vertical line. 

The other lines in the body from similar actions are: 3) left hand-right hand stretched horizontal line. 4) left foot-right hand stretched 45 degree line. 5) right foot-left hand stretched 45 degree line.

These five major lines in the body maintain the peng (掤)energy in the body. They also contribute to the concept of “five points struggle out”, 五点外挣。


About Chen Zhonghua Taiji Academy

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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