February 14, 2005 at 7:34 am #2731
I was studying Pavet Tsatsouline.
1.Power is more tension.
Incorrect: power is intensity. Intensity of images, feelings, emotions.
Intensity of energy/inner body workings.
Tension is only one form of intensity. It tends to constrict flow altogether by emphasizing existing tension and blocking flow of tension.
2.Kettlebells develop good grip.
Kettlebells hinder use of small finger (pinkie).
Established connection thumb to index (and its neighbouring fingers) tends to stimulate existing thumb to wrist tension.
I realize there are some tai chi people that teach moving stick/sword with thumb and index (and middle) fingers.
However chi knife is pinkie curled, while index and middle finger extended to form a sword. In such case pinkie is the gripper.
Ninjas hold swords with pinkie and its two neighbouring fingers. Thumb and index fingers just lead the sword.
Tensed/curled thumb can constrict wrist. This is marked by visible ‘standind out’ of one thumb ligament.
Curled pinkie cannot produce wrist constriction.
So I used dumbbells and sigle hand swings in kettlebells: there is enough and proper space for grip.
3.Kettlebells develop kwa power.
True. And same for lifting with ‘hips’, not back.
I realize new things of Kumar set:
Front bend should go only as low as long as ming men can keep opening.(reverse for going up)
And single swing of kettlebells is Kumar’s third swing.
However I developed neck tension. There are side circumstances to.
But realizing no.1 I am back to basic Winn/Kumar chi kung.
4. Knees should be protected.
Semi true. They are most strong and mobile joint.
Hower can take only so much abuse.
Abuse come from not using other energy pumps.
Mainly ming men.
So for airborne lounges:
When going down the knee should in such position that when reaching the floor one would rest knee on knee pads an no ligaments (done by expanding kwa).
When going up steping forward (without tilting forward) helps use of kwa. I went up only us long as kwa can keep leading. After that point I went forth with new step for continuing going up on same leg it bites the knee.
And for lounges:
It is kwa strech and it has nothing to do knees.
It is important to push heel of backward led back: this is to protect back knee. Back knee is in allignment when if other person pushes down on back leg the leg doesn’t collapse, and yet the knee in not locked.
Hips keep 90 degrees to front and do not move to side.
Cocxys never lifth. Or the ming man be closed, or lifting: one can sit back on cocxyc.
Going down only as much as kwa keeps opening. I was practising it changing from one leg to other leg lounge.
This forms a strong arch from fron foot to back k1.
I rarely saw people perform it in such wayFebruary 16, 2005 at 6:13 pm #2732
Ballpark agree with many of your comments.
I would prefer a wider handle for 2-handed-swings, also.
j> However I developed neck tension. >
I feel that if one place in my body feels an extra amount of presure, then i’m using too heavy of a weight (or i’m so tired that i can’t comfortably use my regular kb weight, which amounts to the same thing). I feel that the body, in this exercise, should feel “as one piece”; no part should feel any more stress than any other part.
Along these lines, i start my swings very slow and small and let them build in height only as the hip power drives the kb higher. If i try to go high early, i have to yank it up there with arms, shoulders, and i feel that that is wrong technique.
When the kb comes down, i cushion the descent by bending my knees: that way no part of my body takes any jolt upon descent.
Of course (at least, imo), no exercise is perfect for every body type, nor every body.
TFebruary 18, 2005 at 3:24 pm #2734
If you are interested in light dumbell routines check out Farmer Burns and many others at:
Many agree that light weight dumbells are excellent for developing “nerve strength”.
Keep us posted!
-YodaFebruary 21, 2005 at 6:38 am #2736
I went to no weight chi kung.
I compressed it last week even more to just sitting and ming men breathing.
And laying and ming men breathing.
Started using soft belt with knot behind (on ming men or slightly bellow to protect adrenals)
So ming men stimulation from belt and perrineum press from sitting (on small object bellow ass). And belly or lower back breathing.
Got stuck. Neck worsened. Was even more mad and in adrenal fire connecting to working legislature of forced bleeding and x-raying at regular intervals.
Good connection with water and blue.
Changing again. I am still not home.
Found low belly breathing needs to be compensated with torso microcosmic orbit, and ching practice of morning elixir/wood/water, circulating it to middle and lower tan tien.
Appreciate yank and building swing.
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