If your mind wanders while practicing Tai Chi bring it back down to the tan tien (just below the belly button).
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 […]
A few years ago I was training with our instructor and a small group of students in a garage. We were practising some techniques and my training partner mentioned an idea that I found unusual. I didn’t give it too much thought at the time but later on I started to use it in my […]