五字诀 Wŭ Zì Jué by 李亦畲 Lĭ Yìshē (1832-1892)
Five Character “Secret of Success” / ”Tricks of the Trade” (for Taijiquan)
心静 xīn jìng
The (heart) mind is quiet, peaceful, still.
身灵 shēn líng
The body is agile, nimble, sensitive – includes the idea of sensitivity and listening.
劲整 jìn zhĕng
The power (the jin of Taijiquan) is complete and connected.
气敛 qì liăn
The energy is collected and held, entering the bones, especially the spine.
神聚 shén jù
The spirit is gathered, together, “everywhere as one”. It is present at every point of the body, yet concentrated as one. This is only possible when the above four requirements are met .