Trinity Posture or San Ti Shi Right Style

Trinity Posture

Emblem for the Earth Method of Internal Martial Art Practice

The Earth Dragon Canon methods are something I created through years of practice, meditation, and consultation. For a video of this practice method, and early access to new Science Fiction, purchase a membership to!

Click over to the Membership Section and get your membership today!

Learning to Stand in Trinity Posture

San Ti Shi, or the Three Body Posture, combines the lessons of Wuji Standing Meditation and Universal Post and integrates martial intent. In this posture, we divide the body into three sections that are further divided into three more sections. The primary division is the head, the hands, and the feet. We divide the head section into the head, the spine, and the waist. The hand section is divided into the hands, the elbows, and the shoulders. And finally, we divide the feet section into the feet, the knees, and the hips.

In the diagram, notice how each of the primary sections is linked through the shoulders and hips.

Anatomy of the Trinity Posture

Diagram of the Three Body Posture
The Three Body Posture

All martial arts have a Trinity Posture. The basics are always the same: one leg back with more weight on it and the front leg ready to move into another position. One hand back and on-guard from incoming attacks while the other stretches forward to feel out the opponent.

Teachers of the Xingyiquan martial art often ask their students to stand in Trinity Posture for hours before they practice any movements. Some schools don’t even discuss the form. The teachers just let you stand around until you figure it out.

If you have been practicing the Wuji Posture, Holding the Moon Posture, and Universal Post with the supplemental exercises, you are light years ahead of most students.

Since proper breathing is essential to Trinity Posture practice, study the Deep Breathing lesson with your Trinity Posture practice. Proper breathing is long, silent, and deep.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from the Earth Component

Deep Breathing featured image.

Deep Breathing

Until you can breathe deeply and slowly, it will be impossible for you to coordinate the internal and external harmonies into a unified practice. A good way to start breath practice is in the Bear Posture. Instead of holding your hands out to your sides, put the left hand on your lower abdomen an…
Forward Bend featured image.

Forward Bend

We ignore our hips and waist more than we realize. Keeping your hips flexible seems obvious, but sitting too much, can really destroy your flexibility. Forward Bend is designed to open your hip joints and stretch your legs for Tai Chi or circle walking practice.
Diagram of the Human Body for prop

Standing Meditation

While standing in Wuji Posture, your mind will probably fit the formless chaos definition of wuji; racing from thought to thought, but your body will be still; standing upright without moving. You want to stand until your mind is aware of your body, and clear from other thoughts.

Membership Discount

Annual Membership Savings 🎁

Sign up to Dapper Genius News, receive up to 1/2 off* an annual membership, and keep up to date on my latest releases!

I don’t spam! Read the privacy policy for more info.
* Terms and Conditions apply.

Follow Me

© Troy Williams. All rights reserved. Created by Troy Williams.