Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tai Chi Principles Part 1

The movements of T'ai Chi Chih® follow the basic principles of Tai Chi. The Tai Chi Chuan Classics explains these principles. As you practice your movement you must try to incorporate these principle. These principle should be incorporated into the rest of your life. In Tai Chi Chih you must be rooted (grounded). Be as strong as a Tree. This means you must have a strong stance or base. This can be accomplished by concentrating on the soles of your feet. If you think about pushing down into your feet your knees will be soft and slightly bent. This will give you a strong stance. If you try to lift something heavy you have to push into the ground. This is the same thing you should do when practicing T'ai Chi Chih®. You must do this for good balance. The purpose of T'ai Chi Chih® is to circulate and balance the Chi. This will improve more than just your physical balance.

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