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31 minutes ago, freeform said:

The shaking is normal, yes - it’s expected - especially as you’ve only done 5 sessions. (Remember that it takes effectively thousands of hours of wuji standing to get it ‘right’ - and even then there are always refinements). As you actively release more and the deeper muscles get used to the standing, things will change.

Damo lists 8 experiences/sensations, one of which is 'diao', which is defined as shaking as a result of the movement of the more yang forms of chi. Is this shaking equivalent to that?

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1 hour ago, Dev said:

Damo lists 8 experiences/sensations, one of which is 'diao', which is defined as shaking as a result of the movement of the more yang forms of chi. Is this shaking equivalent to that?


Thats the ‘8 touches of Qi’.

 

It could be that, or it could be muscles fatiguing and thus shaking.

 

The muscles you’re using for standing are ones you’re not used to using much because you’re letting go of the big muscle groups on the ‘outside’ of the body. As a result the deeper muscles designed for keeping your body posture standing are getting more stressed through standing - and at first they tire very easily and start to shake. 
 

When Qi moves there’s other type of shaking that happens.

 

But it’s not particularly important at this stage. You still have to work at getting the posture right, releasing, sinking your mind and so on. You’ll have many weird experiences, it’s best not to treat it all as too important.

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