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 […]
Align your body against a wall to get a feel for correct standing posture alignment.
Here’s a way of relaxing the body when you are practicing standing postures such as Embrace the Tree. Scan your entire body and check for any tense muscles If you discover a tense muscle direct your attention to it and then breathe into it and exhale As you exhale, feel the muscle completely relax
When I’m practicing Tai Chi or Chair Chi exercises I sometimes use a visualisation technique to make sure my body is correctly aligned. For example, if I’m in the preparation stance in Tai Chi and about to commence the form I imagine there’s a straight line from the BaiHui point (middle of the skull) through […]
When practicing Tai Chi stances make sure the upper body gently lifts from the tan tien and stays in position (don’t collapse).