Push Hands Twin Falls/Sun Valley

Push Hands, also known as Tui Shou, is an in-depth method of healing and an invaluable tool for promoting personal growth. We often identify strongly with our habits of behavior, reaction, and opinions. These rigid patterns of reaction eventually become our “self-image”. Any suggestion of change and fluidity might be seen as a challenge to our identity. Yet change and fluidity are an essential part of life. It is called growth.


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The fluidity of the body and the “attention” we develop in Push Hands allows us to identify with creativity, change, harmony and spontaneity. We then begin to no longer see ourselves as one rigid pattern, but as a constant evolution of natural processes.

The effective practice of Tui Shou (Push Hands) requires a great amount of sensitivity, relaxation and precision. Tai Chi practitioners use Push Hands to continually improve upon their flexibility, timing, balance, creativity and numerous other qualities. Push Hands also provides a gentle way to “engage” another Taiji practitioners “energy” without risk of injury. There exists many variations of the Tui Shou exercise, each with it’s own particular benefits.

Push Hands within the discipline of Taiji is truly decided upon by each practitioner. The lack of appreciation for Push Hands is perhaps due to the misconceptions about what role it plays within Taiji. If the practitioner’s “intent” is inner peace, daily practice will grant that. If the “intent” is health maintenance and fitness, Taiji Push-Hands is peerless. If the “intent” is martial, Push Hands provides countless benefits. Regardless of the “intention”, Martial, Medicinal, or Spiritual, Taiji accommodates all expectations and Push Hands remains an integral part of the concept of change.

Blake 2Taiji and Push Hands can change what the world looks like for us by changing our view of it. After all, our health and our lives are merely reflections of our state of mind. As the breath and body move in unison, so does the mind, clearing energetic blockages that normally lock us into fixed emotional and psychological patterns. This extremely empowering “meditation in motion” continually reminds us that change is always a necessary constant for the growth and unfolding of our human nature.

To learn more about Tui Shou (Push Hands), Yichuan, Qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan in Twin Falls/Sun Valley Idaho, or Colorado Springs,  Colorado Springs... you can contact us via email or phone at 208-735-5038



 

Yichuan Twin Falls/Sun Valley

Yichuan, better known to most as " Meditation", is the most important aspect of training in Qigong, Taijiquan, Xyingyiquan, Baguazhang, Tui Shou, and Liu He Ba Fa (all known as the "internal" arts of China). Within the study guide each member receives, on every page throughout, is the encouragement "REGULATING THE BREATH, RELAXING THE MIND, CALMING THE BODY, AND RELEASING THE EMOTIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH, VITALITY AND WELLNESS.  YICHUAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF YOUR TRAINING, DO NOT NEGLECT IT".  

THE TAIJIQUAN/QIGONG ORGANIZATION OF TWIN FALLS/SUN VALLEY IDAHO, AND COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO ENCOURAGES, ADVOCATES AND ASSERTS THE ADJUNCT USE OF "MEDITATION AS MEDICATION". 

IT IS WIDELY ACCEPTED THAT A PERSON MORE  RELAXED, CALM AND AT EASE CAN MORE POSITIVELY ACCESS, INFLUENCE, AND FACILITATE ANY HEALTHCARE MODALITY THEY MIGHT WISH TO UTILIZE.

 

Regardless of one's "intent", be it Martial, Medicinal or Spiritual, without the mastery of this meditation process, your attempts will be fruitless and your goals perhaps never realized. The many benefits of this "internal" training are evident in one's overall improvement of health, focus, endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, and "essence".  Many find the practice difficult at first, but with continued diligence, begin to more readily sense the euphoric expression of energy flowing more efficiently through a relaxed and calm mind, body and spirit. From the ancient Taoist belief that deep diaphragmatic breath controlled the energy of the body came the knowledge that "the breath controls the energy, energy leads the blood, and the blood is that which revitalizes the mind body and spirit".  With deep, slow diaphragmatic breathing techniques, one begins to control the processes of the Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Pineal glands of the brain.  These three organs are the primary source of chemical instructions to the body, and slowing each with the breath, begins to slow the secretions of  Adrenalin and Cortisol, two known factors that trigger the response of STRESS.