Ki Development

DSC_0099The Five Principles for Learning Ki

  1. Be flexible and open-minded.
  2. Never tire of training or repeating fundamentals.
  3. Be resourceful in applying Ki in your daily life.
  4. Change your subconscious mind.
  5. Learn it well enough to teach others.

The Five Principles for Teaching Ki

  1. Trust and have confidence in universal principles.
  2. Share what you learn with others.
  3. Practise and apply what you teach.
  4. Teach according to the person.
  5. Maintain the attitude of learning and growing together.

The Five Principles for Ki Testing

  1. Not a test of strength but a test of whether or not the mind moves.
  2. Give instruction appropriate to the level of the student.
  3. Test in order to teach, not to contest.
  4. Learn by testing others.
  5. The test merely points the way and is not an end in itself.

The Five Principles for Ki Exercise

  1. Movements center on and begin from the One Point in the lower abdomen.
  2. Ki is fully extended in each movement.
  3. Move freely and easily.
  4. Do not feel any tension in the muscles.
  5. Show and feel a clear sense of rhythm in your movements.

The Five Principles for Ki Breathing

  1. Exhale gradually, with purpose and control.
  2. Exhale with a distinct, but barely audible sound.
  3. At the end of the breath, Ki continues infinitely like a fading note.
  4. Inhale from the tip of the nose until the body is saturated with breath.
  5. After inhaling, calm the mind infinitely at the One Point.

The Five Principles for Ki Meditation

  1. You maintain a posture of mastery.
  2. You have a sense of freedom.
  3. You create an atmosphere of harmony.
  4. You are vividly aware of the spirit of life in all things.
  5. Therefore you can feel the movement of Ki in the universe.

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