Overview of Tai Chi internal skill training steps
（1） Refining gas
Refining Qi is the first step of Tai Chi internal skill cultivation.
Through the training of waist skill, it can warm the kidney function and expand the momentum of Dantian. The kidney is strong, the spirit is clear and the eyes are clear. When you practice waist skill, the Qi you convert is called kidney qi. Only when the kidney qi is abundant and the intake is normal, can the airway of the lung be unobstructed and the breathing be uniform. When the kidney is full of essence, the marrow can be maintained, and the development of the brain will be sound.
Through the movement of the waist, you can also adjust the central nervous system, so that the spirit is easy to concentrate. In short, refining Qi, as the first step of Tai Chi internal skill cultivation, is very important.
（2） Practice the spirit of Qi (Dantian)
God refers to people’s mental state and the dominant consciousness and function of the brain. It is manifested in people’s comprehensive ability and coordination ability. God is the use of form. “Dantian” is one of the important concepts in ancient Chinese human science.
“The elixir of heaven is the land of fortune.”
It has the following meanings:
(1) It refers to a certain part of the human body. There are three elixir fields. Shangdantian, located between the eyebrows of the head; Zhongdantian, located in the chest fossa; The lower Dantian is located under the belly button.
(2) It refers to specific acupoints, such as Guanyuan acupoint.
(3) It refers to the place where ideas are concentrated, which can be either inside or outside the body.
(4) It refers to any part of the human body related to the practice process. As the saying goes, “everywhere is a elixir field”, Taoism calls a certain way of cultivation “alchemy.”
(5) It refers to the part where internal skill is practiced. It plays an important role in the internal skill training system. The upper Dantian is the house of the hidden God; Zhongdantian is the home of gas accumulation; Xiadantian is the house of Tibetan spirits.
The mind leads the Dantian to rotate, and the targeted body movement gradually accumulates the energy of the Dantian, drives the opening and closing of the Dantian, inspires the vitality, fills the Qi in the body, and multiplies the spirit of people. The two eyes are bright and one Qi is complete.
（3） Practice mind and return deficiency (nerve)
That is, the mind drives the nerve to further expand the momentum of internal Qi, and then the nerve drives the body movement. The momentum of internal Qi is getting stronger and stronger, and the energy formed in the body is getting stronger and stronger.
The lightness at this time is like a sense of nothingness.
Whether it is health preservation or self-defense, internal Tai Chi will bring you unexpected gains.
How many martial artists have practised all their lives, studied hard, and failed to master the key points. In the end, they sigh in vain.
As the saying goes, “if you don’t practice martial arts, you’ll end up empty.” “Gong” here refers to internal skill.
Why is internal Tai Chi the highest level of Chinese martial arts? It is because it has both internal and external cultivation, and the most important thing is self-restraint.