孫氏太極拳參考資料: 十三勢歌訣/Sun Shi Taijiquan Can Kao Zi Liao: Shisan Shi Gejue – Sun Style Taijiquan Reference Material: Thirteen Patterns Song Secret

十三總勢莫輕視,命意源頭在腰隙。

There is no one who looks contemptuously at the Thirteen General Patterns, the idea of command is located in the waist area.

變轉虛實須留意,氣遍身軀不少滯。

When you pay attention to the alternation of empty and full, the Qi throughout your body will not be sluggish.

靜中觸動動猶靜,因敵變化示神奇。

Movement stirs within Stillness, yet Movement seems to be Still, causing the enemy to change seems magical.

勢勢存心揆用意,得來不覺費工夫。

Deliberately consider the purpose of each Pattern, after a great deal of effort the skill arrives unconsciously.

刻刻留心在腰間,腹內鬆凈氣騰然。

Pay attention to the waist at all times, the pure Qi will rise when the abdomen is relaxed within.

尾閭中正神貫頂,滿身輕利頂頭懸。

When the tailbone is centered & upright Shen thread to the crown, the advantage of suspending the crown is a full body feeling of lightness.

仔細留心向推求,屈伸開合聽自由。

Pay careful attention to always ascertain that Bending, Extending, Opening, & Closing happen freely.

入門引路須口授,工夫無息法自修。

Entering the Gate requires Oral Instruction, skill depends on the unceasing method of self-study.

若言體用何為準,意氣君來骨肉臣。

If we discuss Form & Function, what is the norm? The Mind is the ruler & the Body is the minister.

想推用意終何在,益壽延年不老春。

What is the point of rejecting the use of Intent? The benefit is a long life in old age, not excessive youth.

歌兮歌兮百四十,字字真切義無遺。

My song, oh, my song, oh one hundred forty words, every one is sincere without omission.

若不向此推求去,枉費工夫貽嘆惜。

If you don’t inquire into these words you will have wasted your time & be left with sighs of regret.

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