The Four Great Principles of Mind & Body Unification
- Calm and focus the mind at the One Point in the lower abdomen.
- Completely release all unnecessary stress from the body.
- Let the weight of every part of the body settle at its lowest point.
- Extend Ki.
The Five Principles for Keeping One Point
- Center on the point in the lower abdomen where you cannot put tension.
- Let your body weight fall on your One Point, not your legs or feet.
- Your breathing is calm and subtle.
- You can accept whatever happens without losing your composure.
- Therefore you can do your best at any time.
The Five Principles for Relaxing Completely:
- Each part of your body settles in its most natural position.
- You relax positively, without collapsing or losing power.
- Your sense of presence makes you look bigger than you actually are.
- You are strong enough to be relaxed.
- Therefore you have an attitude of non-dissension.
The Five Principles for Keeping Weight Underside
- You maintain the most comfortable posture.
- Your body feels light and does not sag.
- Your Ki is fully extended.
- You are flexible and can adapt to changing circumstances.
- Therefore you perceive everything clearly.
The Five Principles for Extending Ki
- You are not overly conscious of your body.
- You make full use of centrifugal force in your movements.
- You have soft eyes and a poised manner.
- You show composure in your posture.
- Therefore you are bright and easygoing.