All of the traditional Chinese internal arts, whether Qigong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, painting, music, or calligraphy, have a few things in common. First, they are all entry points to higher cultivation, Nei Dan, the pinnacle of Chinese civilization.
Second, they all make use of a common set of foundation principles called the Three Adjustments. These are 1) Adjust the Body 2) Adjust the Breath and 3) Adjust the Mind. These requirements apply whether you are sitting, standing, or lying down. Once you get used to them, you’ll find it easier to make cultivation part of your daily life.
By applying these Three Adjustments in your daily activities, you can make even mundane tasks, such as standing in line or sitting at a desk a form of meditation.
Try it! With some hard work and little luck, you’ll be drinking tea with the Buddha and quaffing wine with Lu Dong Bing.