Tai Chi & Spinal Degeneration
A very basic internal skill from Tai Chi called hanging from the thread. Using this skill, she was able to consciously separate each individual vertebrae which pulled the pressure off her nerve. Any time she experience a shooting pain, she would go into a wu chi stance, close her eyes, hang from the thread, and open the spine&the pain would go away.Combined with water therapy to help build core strength, it proved to be a massive game changer.Physical therapists use different kinds of traction methods to open the spine, but the problem with these methods is that the spine can always come back to a compressed state over the course of the day (which is why my mom had pain later in the day, due to compression).With hanging from the thread, you can control this decompression so it lasts all day.While this skill is somewhat talked about in Tai Chi circles, the entire method for getting serious decompression (increased space between vertebrae) that produces amazing health benefits is typically not talked about.The reason the method is a secret is that opening up the spine is also a simple way to gain significantly more internal power, both in structure and energy flow... And for some reason someone decided people shouldn’t have access to that information.
"CBS News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook found an ancient form of exercise can be "medication in motion." In the early morning hours in a New York City park, there's a quiet revolution in exercise. Tai chi is a Chinese practice dating back centuries. It connects mind and body using slow, deliberate movements."
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