This form is a powerful means of progressing though visualisation and movement
to a state of One with all the Elements. In this form we seek to work towards the energy that controls the elements.
Hence this is not to be confused with the traditional Five Elements Forms, hence the Elementals.
It is a
situation that permits the adept practitioner to be aware of the ability to change rather than be administered by the elements.
The entire form takes about 30 minutes and is taught often on a Thursday evening and is the form which we workshop at the
World Tai Chi Day for Healing.
Not all the instructions are here as it has to be taught in a class with visualisation an important
part in this.
The form commences with
standing and imagining a beautiful summer day, blue sky above and walking across a grassy meadow towards a forest
in the distance. Feel the grass beneath your feet and the warmth of the sun on your face. A gentle breeze freshens
All is peace and at one with the elements.
On walking through
the path in the forest we come to a body of water. Stand and look across to the far side and see the sunlight glittering
on the surface. Walk in to your waist height, placing your hands flat on the surface. Each circular hand
movement creates ripples.
All of our actions and thoughts have consequences. Peace and blending.
Walking along further we come to an orchard. Reach across
the body and 'Take' an apple from the tree. It is your orchard, your apple.
Take that which is yours by right and deny not others that same right.
Feed all the chakras of the body
from the crown to the base. Nourishment and growth.
The element of Air. Stand and gather with both arms. bringing the energy to your lower Dantien, just below the navel.
Store the energy with the left hand in for men and the right hand in for ladies. Flexibility in all
Flexibility of mind, body, spirit, soul, attitude and reasonableness.
The energy of the
Aether. The star dust energy that gave rise to all things. Stand with the knees slightly bent and palms upwards.
Call the energy to you and store in Lower Dantien. Strength and Wisdom.
energy of Fire. Stand with the knees slightly bent and the palms facing the earth.
Reach through to the massive
Yang energy and call up the power of the core.
Gather as before. Control and Mercy.
Be careful to close and seal all the chakras
to stop the energy leaking away and wipe off all surplus. It is advisable to sit quietly or with friends to discuss
This has been a mere glimpse of what is taught each Thursday evening and is the start of your
journey to being able to see things for what they are without false emotion or opinion. Then you may learn to use Chi
energy to help others to recovery.
Please talk to me if there is any problem but under no circumstances is alcohol
to be taken before or after this form for at least 24 hours and do not attempt to practice if you are taking medication for
some emotional disorder.