Some background reading is required here:
It's worth it, IMO. I think it's two pages, so nothing like this thread.
Anyway, the person's latest entry is about the "The Missing Basic" exercise to develop qi/ki. Is this "Missing Basic" something that is part of what we talk about here?
The thing about the "missing basic" is extremely suspect. He talks about just flicking "hunyuanli"/martial ability on like a light switch makes little sense when you are wading in and practicing it. It's a progression, where you must improve every step of the way, not something that just "happens". In yiquan you are reconditioning/overriding your habitual movement patterns that you have been practicing since birth with whole movements, and this is not something you just "trigger".