robert wrote:What was pointed out to me was a sensation. There are a couple things that are interesting. My teacher pointed it out to me. I think for the first 7 or 8 years I studied Chen style my teacher seemed to know my body better than I did. It demonstrated to me that although there is no physical structure called dantian there is a physicality to it.
People can have many sensations with out actually having achieved the ability or function. A teacher should be able to point out things going on in a students body and help them to understand and adjust accordingly.
The question doesn't make sense to me. To me it is more of a signpost or indicator, but it goes hand in hand with connection. If my dantian feels full my upper body is connected, if my upper body is not connected my dantian does not feel full.
all relative to ones self. The question was along the lines of how did you verify it. In China, if some one ask another to "pung" they are asking them to express a quality in movement or structure,,,not how they'er feeling about it. Many feel they've achieved or are "fan song" for example but when tested or examined really are not..
Again the question doesn't make sense to me. The dantian develops over time, and feeling full is just the first step, it's a foot in the door. Other methods are fine, but as a minimalist standing has a strong appeal for me.
You've mentioned "full" a couple of times along with "feeling" "full" can mean many things, some might use it to mean "intention" others might use to mean other things. My point was just to ask what did you feel this "feeling" allowed to do that you could not do before.....
Again this question was asked out curiosity, it seems we have some very different view points
luck in your training.....