One word from a knowledgeable teacher will save 10 years of hard practice
The lightness of your step relates directly to the lightness of your energy, emotions and thoughts and vice versa, though lightness does not mean airiness. Every footstep must make intelligent contact with the ground.The soles of your feet are important receptors which collect information from the ground.
“In Taiji the root comes becomes we cultivate mental sinking. You always send awareness into the ground through the feet then you should have the root we develop in Taiji”.
Wee Kee Jin
To make the whole body light and agile suspend the headtop.
(Song of the 13 Postures)
Here is a very important concept to incorporate in your Tai Chi training with a partner.
What is the meaning of rollback energy?
Entice the opponent toward you by allowing him to advance,
lightly and nimbly follow his incoming force
without disconnecting and without resisting.
When his force reaches its farthest extent,
it will naturally become empty.
The opponent can then be […]