Tai Chi Chuan is a health and self defence system. There are various styles of Tai Chi and the major styles are Yang, Wu, Chen, Sun, Wu Hao, and all the styles comprise of five sections: The Hand Form – Push Hands – Chi Kung/Nei Kung – Self Defence – Weapons (sword, sabre, spear). In […]
Here’s a handy tip for beginners who practise a Tai Chi form. By the way, the term ‘square’ refers to the stop start method of learning a Tai Chi form. Whenever you are in an upright posture, as you move throughout the form, imagine you are sitting on a high chair (feet flat on the […]
When practicing your Tai Chi form feel the weighted foot penetrate deep into the ground – provides better stability.
Hmm, I’ve just finished practicing my third Tai Chi session today: hands form and it was like a dog’s breakfast – scattered. I felt calm before I started but for the some reason my Chi was scattered. I forgot bits of the form which I have practiced hundreds of times over the years.
One of the ways I make sure my Tai Chi postures are precise is to move along an imaginary line/s. For example, when practicising the As If Closing Posture I think of imaginary lines extending from the palms of my hands. As I lean forward and push, my hands move along the extended horizontal […]