Each Tai Yi treatment uses a Grid System. The Grid System is a series of gentle pressure points (one pound of pressure) on the body. Each point that is “set” corresponds to a point on a meridian. Each series of points in a treatment works with establishing a certain movement of energy for a desired outcome.
The Grid system is a part of what makes Tai Yi unique. Most hands on energy modalities are not specific in where energy is sent into the body or bodies. Often ones are taught that energy is “intelligent” and just knows where to go and what to do. If energy naturally carried healing intelligence there would never be an imbalance of life energy within body. The brain and the mind can carry and send many different frequencies of energy to create disruption, dis-ease throughout the bodies. These energies are not intelligent energies for healing. Energy does carry intelligence, this is simply understood by looking at the laws of physics, however not all energy carries “healing intelligence”.
The Grid System directs the healing intelligence of each exercise. The Grid System establishes this order and how energy, will move within the meridian system.
There are generally two aspects to the Grid System. The first is the actual Grid. Each Grid carries a certain number of points, which are to be “set” in a certain order. Setting this Grid works with preparing these points to accept energy, thus setting into motion how the energy will move within the maze of meridians and gates.
The second aspect of the Grid System is the numerical order, length of time, and method of sending energy into these points established when the Grid was set. This second aspect is equally as important in creating the movement of energy desired in each treatment.
Advanced students are tested regularly to accurately set points in the proper order, send energy into the points in the correct order, for the proper length of time, and to apply the proper method of energy that a particular treatment requires…Hossca Harrison