Few rules to follow when practicing Liu He Ba Fa as described in the book “Perfezione”: a collection of notes from the speeches of Master John Shadows taken by his Italian disciples at seminars and meetings with him for over 10 years, finally put together and edited by Lucia Bello, with Master John Shadow’s introduction and conclusion.
- Accept that you are vulnerable
- Try to learn the movements
- Your practice must be sweet and slow if you want to let the movements in.
- Practice everyday
Do you feel unwell? Do it anyway; do you feel well? Ignore that!
That is you!
- While practicing you must not think.
You must not do it well nor make it beautiful. You must make it “beautiful” in the meaning of “natural”. Children are beautiful in fact because they are natural and authentic. Let’s do tai chi in the most natural way. Do not focus on a single thing but rather feel the whole body. Feeling the whole is so complex and profound and it leaves you with no more time to “think” and “make” it beautiful.
- Hold relaxation in your attitude as well as in your body
- Be profound
You can be profound and at the same time relaxed. There is no need to be sturdy nor tense for the simple reason that: it is not difficult. If you are mentally or psychologically tense you get blocked. Remember that the energy that you use to charge yourself “against” difficulties is wasted.