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
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 the air. All is peace and at one with
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 things. 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 Dantien. Strength and Wisdom.
The 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 your experiences.
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
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.