Electrical engineers use water as a metaphor for electric current, and Tai Chi instructors compare chi (the life force) to water; this is a table of correspondences. Thanks to Wikipedia for the images.
|tai chi classics
|wire||I1 = I2 + I3||pipe||channel||Energy is rooted in the foot, developed by the legs, directed by the waist, and manifested in the hands and fingers.|
|resistor||hair in pipe||tension||Never force anything|
|inductor||turbine||overcoming hesitation||The more you practice, the easier it becomes.|
|capacitor||rubber membrane||coiled spring||I am like a coiled spring; I am like a drawn bow.|
|transistor||pressure actuated valve||alternating soft flow with fa jing||two ounces can redirect 1000 pounds|
|diode||one-way valve||arrow of time||There's no going back.|
|generator||pump||yin-yang oscillation (voltage)||first you go left, then you go right|
|resonant frequency (LC circuit)||Everyone's Yin and Yang energy is personal and slightly different.|
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