Important Accupoints in Tai Chi

This Chart Show the Accupoints that are Important in Tai Chi and Wuji Posture.

Tai Chi Acupoints

Acupoints Related to Chen Taiji and Wuji

Practicing Wuji meditation is as important in your training as is Taiji movement. Wuji meditation gives you a chance to feel body alignment and it allows Qi to accumulate in your Dantien. The Wuji alignment that you will come to feel in your meditation is the same alignment that we look for in our Taiji movement.

Bai Hui also known as the Crown Point

Feel as though you are suspended or hanging from this point. If your eyes were open they would be gazing out at a distant horizon. Close your eyes during meditation and touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

Jian Jing also known as the Shoulder Well

Take care to relax the shoulder downwards. You can become aware of obvious tension by raising your shoulders to your ears and letting them drop.

Zhong Fu also known as the Middle Mansion

This is the soft area just inside the shoulder area. Take care not to stick the chest out nor to collapse. Find balance in relaxing the chest and releasing tension from the upper body.

Qi Men also known as the Cyclic Door

This area will often store tension if you breath up into your rib cage. Try breathing down into your belly, letting the abdomen expand and contract. Relax the rib cage downwards and in towards the spine.

Zhang Men also known as the Bright Door

Keep this area soft. Along with the Zhang Men you will release tension out of the torso by breathing down into the belly.

Qi Chong also known as the Qi Pouring

Feel into the pelvis and let it relax downwards as if you were taking a seat on a small stool directly beneath you. Do not tuck the pelvis, simply let it find balance between tipping forward or tucking backwards. As you relax down to this point you may become aware that the small of your back, the Ming Men area, has flattened out.

Feng Shi also known as the Wind Market

Touch this spot with the middle finger of each hand while you practice Wuji mediation. Open the entire hand keeping it soft.

Wei Zhong also known as the Popliteal Center

Bend your knees slightly. Take care to maintain an arch shape between the legs. Do not turn the knees out, rather find balance between collapse and tension.

Yong Quan also known as the Bubbling Well

Center your body weight over this point. You may find it easier to center your weight front to back and then shift to a point just behind the ball of the foot.

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