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 continually shuffling backwards and forwards because of the lack of space available. And the problem here is it’s easy to lose your shape, posture and balance as you move throughout the form.
To compensate for this error I make sure I pause once I’ve shuffled back into space. This allows me to check my posture and balance before I continue the form.
I do a visual check and ‘feel’ check where I make sure it feels right before I go on.
The stop and start method isn’t ideal but it’s better than practicing outside in the rain. You tend to get wet 🙂 and your posture will sink into the mud probably throwing you off balance.
So be adaptable – pause – do a visual and feel check – and then move on.