Posture: Keep the lower legs vertical when practicing Chair Chi exercises.
Align your body against a wall to get a feel for correct standing posture alignment.
Here’s a way of relaxing the body when you are practicing standing postures such as Embrace the Tree.
Scan your entire body and check for any tense muscles
If you discover a tense muscle direct your attention to it and then breathe into it and exhale
As you exhale, feel the muscle completely relax
When I’m practicing Tai Chi or Chair Chi exercises I sometimes use a visualisation technique to make sure my body is correctly aligned.
For example, if I’m in the preparation stance in Tai Chi and about to commence the form I imagine there’s a straight line from the BaiHui point (middle of the skull) through to […]
I was practising my ’embrace the tree’ posture the other morning and wasn’t sure if my knees were behind my toes or over them.
I looked in the mirror but I still could not determine whether I was practising correctly; the knees should be just behind the toes otherwise you will strain your knees.