New Excerpt From Inside Zhan Zhuang
'The Paradox Of Internal Power' - continued from 6/14 post
"The activation of this ‘readiness state’ has to do with the role of adrenalin in a real-life situation and the difference between the way it acts on the trained or untrained person. In the untrained, the speed up of the heart rate and metabolism generate an overwhelming tension because instead of sinking, the Chi rises, usually into the chest and head.
In the highly trained individual however, the Chi sinks just as it always does after decades of Wuji Kung Fu. (Zhan Zhuang) This means that the energy reacts in such a way that all our resources are instantly mustered and ready for use. To take all this a step further, we must discover the difference between the way physical power feels and the way that genuine internal power really feels."