We all the know the importance of turning your waist in Tai Chi. Without turning your waist your posture will become disconnected and ineffective. For a beginner it can be difficult to turn the waist because attention is usually focused on arms and/or legs when practicing a Tai Chi movement. My teacher would constantly say […]
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When practicing Tai Chi occasionally scan your body for tenseness and then relax that specific area.
Counter balance is an important concept and skill in Tai Chi. Without it you are in danger of toppling over. It is difficult to achieve in the hands form and even more difficult when performing dynamic weapons’ forms such as the sabre, spear and staff. I’ll focus on counter balancing in the weapons’ forms for […]
In Tai Chi language ‘rooting’ is the ability to connect yourself to the earth. It’s an important skill to develop for two reasons; develop proper structural alignment and stance to redirect someone’s force against you Let’s look at the redirection aspect. Practicing with a partner is ideal but if this is not possible then a […]