Cue words are a good way of snapping you back into the correct alignment when your are not practicing Tai Chi. For example, the other night I was half asleep and felt very uncomfortable with my body in a non Tai Chi position, twisted like a pretzel. I used my cue word of ‘spine’ to […]
Archives for July 2011
Correct Posture and balance is vital when practicing Tai Chi – especially in a small space. Whenever it rains I practice my Tai Chi form inside my house in a confined space. I’m usually in a small room, dodging furniture and tables as I move from one posture to another. As I do this I’m […]
Add sitting on a chair Chi Kung exercises to your training so you can get a better understanding and feel for Chi.
Here’s a Tai Chi spear exercise to test whether you are correctly using your tan tien or just muscle strength. Stand with your spear beside you and then step forward. Now lunge forward with your spear – chest high – until it is horizontal to the ground. As you do this slide your hands down […]