One way of improving your Tai Chi form is to adopt a posture and practice it each day.
In my training I have a list of the 37 postures (the form) in order and each day I practice one posture. After 37 days I start again.
I do 8 repetitions slowly, both sides of the body (where relevant). For example a posture like ‘White Crane Flaps Its Wings’ can be done, left and right side of the body whereas ‘Beginning Posture’ cannot.
The benefit of adopting a posture is that you can see if the technique is correct straight away and make the adjustment on the spot. When you are practicing the entire form all you can do when you make a mistake is to make a mental note to correct the error the next time you practice.
Today I was working on ‘Monkey Retreats’ and noticed my body was not facing the centre when I had completed the movement. I ended up twisting my waist to the right.
Make sure when you practice each posture you do it slowly and stay focused.
Do this and your adopting a Tai Chi posture daily will help you improve your form.
Footnote: Source – Tai Chi Tip #1