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Excerpt from Xing Yi Quan Shu by Li Jian Qiu: Internal and External Harmonies: 6th Discourse: Important Theory 第六章 六 要論

This is an excerpt from Xing Yi Quan Shu by Li Jian Qiu. Li Jian Qiu was a disciple of Li Cun Yi. He describes his lineage as follows: Li Kui Yuan taught Sun Lu Tang, my granduncle, Li Wen Bao, and my father, Li Yun Shan, both of whom also learned from Li Cun Yi and Zhou Ming Tai. I received it because it was handed down in my family.

The heart is harmonized with the Intention (Yi); the Intention) is harmonized with Qi; Qi is harmonized with Li (force). This is called the Three Internal Harmonies. The hand is harmonized with the foot; the elbow is harmonized with the knee; the shoulder is harmonized with the hip. ). This is called the Three External Harmonies. Together they are called the Six Harmonies.

The left hand is harmonized with the right foot, and the left elbow is harmonized with the right knee. The left shoulder is harmonized with the right hip. Generally, the right part is harmonized with the left part. Moreover, the head is harmonized with the hand, and the hand is harmonized with the body, and the body is combined with the foot. These are called External Harmonies.

The Heart is harmonized with the eye, the Liver is harmonized with the tendon, and the Spleen is harmonized with the flesh, and the Lung is harmonized with the body, and the Kidney is harmonized with the bone. These are called Internal Harmonies.

There are not just Six Harmonies – they can be further divided Generally, when one thing moves, everything moves and when there is one harmony, everything is harmonized. This takes place everywhere in the body

心與意合,意與氣合,氣與力合,內三合也,手與足合,肘與膝合,肩與胯合,外三合也,此為六合,左手與右足相合,左肘與右膝相合,左肩與右胯相合,右之與左以然,以及頭與手合,手與身合,身與步合,孰非外合,心與眼合,肝與筋合,脾與肉合,肺與身合,腎與骨合,孰非內合,豈但六合而已哉,然此特分而言之也,總之一運而無不動,一合而無不合,五形百骸,悉用其中矣。

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