|By Martha Howard
I found a way to introduce people to the Lift Chi Up and Pour Chi
Down, the Three Centers Merge, FaChi, La Chi and Wall Squats in a relatively
short time. It was very easy when I told them that all of the movements do
the same thing-- you stretch forth and direct some loving compassionate wan
yuan chi toward everyone out there, and relax and take some in for yourself!
Also the concept of their own being as a big expanding and relaxing
"breathing" energy ball that moves with each set of movements helps. It also
helps to teach the 3 centers merge as taking place in a huge sphere with
infinite (no) borders, so that the person instantly "lights up" the top of
the sphere, the middle, and then the bottom, with each "lit up" part
containing the center; and then they "light up" the whole thing. That way
they avoid all the attempts to follow a line in their mind from their head
to their navel, from their arms to their navel, and from their feet to their
navel, which always makes them lose energy--you can just see them drawing
their eyebrows together and "concentrating."