In a previous post Tai Chi: Reverse Thinking I discussed a way of adding depth to your Tai Chi form by thinking in the reverse way of the direction you are moving.
Yesterday I was perfoming the Tai Chi from in my garden and a thought flashed through my mind of how you could use a visualisation technique to help you with reverse thinking.
As I moved throughout the form I imagined arrows shooting out the reverse direction I was moving. Just like arrows you see in a book indicating which way to move.
Only in this case the arrows were shooting out in the opposite direction.
For example, when I moved my arms up I visualised these arrows shooting out of my arm downwards. This focused my attention in the opposite way I was going and I certainly felt a slight resistance which added to a more balanced and connected form.
The arrow visualisation technique is a good method in taking your Tai Chi form to the next level.