The full name of Hunyuan Taiji is Chenstyle XinYi Hunyuan Taijiquan.
â€śChenstyleâ€ť and â€śXinYiâ€ť tell that itâ€™s inherited from Chen style Taijiquan , XinYi Qigong and internal Martial art. The creator , grand master Feng Zhiqiang is the both 17th generation Grand master Chen Fake and XinYi LiuHe Quan grand master Hu Yaozhenâ€™s legendary disciple.
â€śHunyuanâ€ť tells the character and essence of this exercise.
The word â€śHunyuanâ€ť refers to the â€śoriginalâ€ť state of the universe. It can be likened to â€ś0â€ť that comes before the number â€ś1â€ť or the great void or â€ścosmic soupâ€ť that existed before the beginning of creation.
It is like the â€śTao that cannot be namedâ€ť, referred to in the first chapter of the Tao TE Ching. Some might refer to it as primordial essence. It pre-exists even the state of Taiji where from the void, â€śWujiâ€ť, appeared a state which contained both the Yin and Yang and is symbolized in the Taiji diagram. It also refers to the circular/spiral movement of the universe, which should be incorporated into Taijiquan and Qigong practice.
However, the word â€śXin Yiâ€ť does not only specifically refer to the martial art of â€śXin Yi Liu He Quanâ€ť. Literal translation, Xin means heart-mind and Yi means intentional mind. Fengâ€™s intention was to focus and emphasis on mind which is the core for all Taijiquan and internal martial art.