Zheng Manqing said:
“Each of Taiji’s postures has a particular application, just as every object casts a distinct shadow. Taiji practice that ignores practical application bestows health benefits that are artificial at best.”
— As quoted in: Martial Arts Planet: Purpose of Forms?
It’s rather interesting I ran across the quote above after a bit of discussion on my post, Taiji For Health. From my understanding, Minamoto was inquiring if we can get the martial benefits if we with a ‘health’ focus. As health, and spiritual benefits are byproducts of martial training, can we say that martial and spiritual benefits are byproducts of health training?