There are many esoteric uses for the Tai Chi Ruler which involve the conscious manipulation of energy for the purpose of healing and spiritual growth. But novices may also use the Ruler to relieve back problems, especially in the lower part of the spine. The movements that make up the Tai Chi Ruler form are fewer and far easier to remember than those that make up the Tai Chi form itself.
It is this ease of use and the effectiveness of the Tai Chi Ruler that have created a worldwide, blossoming popularity for this fairly arcane martial arts practice tool. Fitness instructors, Yoga practitioners, chiropractors, and even medical doctors recognize it as a simple, natural path to a healthier spine, and recommend its use for everyone from wheelchair-bound patients to Olympic athletes.
Benefits of the Tai Chi Ruler Form
The benefits for the spine, body, and spirit of regularly performing the Tai Chi Ruler form are many, including the following:
- Gently opens and closes the vertebrae – Each movement in the Tai Chi Ruler form requires a twist or torque of the body, designed to open and close each vertebrae safely, gently, and insistently.
- Versatile set of movements – Unlike the regular Tai Chi form, the Ruler form is not usually intended to be repeated exactly the same way every time it is practiced. Users may choose the repetitions they feel are most helpful and concentrate on them alone.
- Increases energy flow – All legitimate Tai Chi Ruler forms will have the effect of opening the practitioner’s meridians, or energy channels. Infuse the movements with the correct Chigong breathing, and the flow of vital energy will automatically increase, flooding weak areas of the spine and strengthening the central nervous system that depends on it for full functionality.
- Spiritual enlightenment – This simple practice can be used as a moving meditation to arrive at various stages of spiritual growth.
Many Tai Chi Ruler users vow that their backs felt better after just one or two sessions, and many more claim that it helped them overcome problems such as degenerated and herniated discs.
More details and photos of Do No Kai Temple’s Tai Chi Ruler.
Free Instructional DVD
We offer a free instructional DVD with the purchase of each Ruler. It clearly depicts Do No Kai’s Tai Chi Ruler form, and talks you through each easy section. The video includes “picture-in-picture” insets so you can see the form displayed from every angle.
Our “long life and happiness” logo is embedded in the end caps of each hand-turned Ruler that leaves Do No Kai’s workshop.
Back health is not the only reason people are picking up Tai Chi Rulers all across the planet. Other simple pleasures that make life worth living are normal by-products of the Ruler practice. Better physical, emotional, and mental balance, an overall sense of well-being, and a resultant longevity are just a few.
Do No Kai Martial Arts Temple has been offering traditional martial arts instruction in Mexico for over 35 years.