Hello, I have questions related to controlling Qi. I have been practicing taiji for around a year. As I have been practicing taiji lately, I have noticed surges of energy flowing around; it actually feels quite intense after I finish. I asked my teacher about this and was told that at the beginning stages it is best not to really worry about Qi manipulation; however, she mentioned that there should be focus on the dantian during practice, and that I should keep the Qi in the dantian. My questions: what are some ways/methods of storing it there, and how can I actually start developing this skill?
I gather as much as possible from my teacher about things, but I am living in China. My Chinese is ok but not good enough to understand everything. Any input would be much appreciated.