There is an integral relationship between strong, unblocked Chi flow and good structural alignment. Proper practice of Iron Shirt, as well as all other Taoist exercises, will lead to a dramatic improvement in structural health, as well as increased Chi flow. A refined understanding of the structural interrelationships of the body is inherent in Iron Shirt.
Because of poor postural habits, many people have developed serious structural distortions and have no natural sense of the body in appropriate alignment. If these distortions are carried over into Iron Shirt practice, much effectiveness is lost and bad habits perpetuated. In effect, one is practicing the very problems that need to be corrected.
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