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Old 04-09-2007, 11:00 AM   #59
Mike Sigman
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Re: The internal 'how to' thread... let's hope

Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
The thing is, I think in this case Kevin was just commenting on how "natural", "instinctive" and "efficient" movement are not the same, not necessarily suggesting that what he does is the same thing you do.
My point was slightly different, Josh. "Natural" is actually a misleading word, in this case, and Kevin's discussing how learned skills are not "natural" is really a tangent to the classic meaning of "natural" in the internal sense (the thread is about "internal", BTW). "Natural" means conforming to the "natural laws of the universe" and qi and jin are considered part of that underlying and esoteric Nature. I.e., I understand quickly and easily what you and Kevin are referring to and I didn't miss the point. But my point is that in terms of "natural" movement, something quite different is meant in the Asian arts.


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