Category Archives: Tai Chi How To

Tai chi “how to” tips that the masters know and use.

How-To Tai Chi – Move from the Waist. But most don’t understand what this means!

Classic writings on tai chi tell us to relax and move from the waist. But most people don’t interpret “the waist” properly from the Chinese. This will mess up your tai chi! The tai chi waist, or “yao” refers to a very large area of the body – the lower transverse section of the abdomen….

The Most Educated Medical Doctors and Physicians Recommend Tai Chi – See What Harvard Univ. Says About It

Harvard University Medical School is among the most prestigious.  Their doctors recommend tai chi.  Does yours?  See what Harvard Univ. professors and doctors had to say about tai chi exercises in this video clip.  Source quoted on Internal Gardens Tai Chi NJ and online tai chi website. If Harvard’s physicians think this may be the…

“How to” Tai Chi or Qigong Clearing – The Overlooked Physical and Metaphysical Aspects

Tai chi exercises or qigong are often concluded with a “clearing” move by many masters.  Most people think of it as a way of calming down and sealing the energy.  Also, it gives a sense of closure. But there is SO much more you can get out of a clearing if you know the little…

Tai Chi: How to Transition Between Grasp Sparrow’s Tail in Yang 24 Short Form (Postures 7&8)

How do you transition between tai chi moves? If this is your question, you are not alone. Remembering transitions in tai chi moves is the hardest thing for the tai chi beginner. But it’s actually easier than you think, if you know how to look for patterns to help you understand the movement. In this…

Wearing Glasses or Bifocals Can Mess Up Your Tai Chi – Here’s How to Turn it Around and Make Progress Instead!

Think that a good pair of eyeglasses helps you learn tai chi better? Guess again! You may be surprised to know that simple things – like wearing bifocals or trifocals – can train your body and energy to cause more harm than good! Find out how Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook…

How to Add More Whole-Body Power to Your Tai Chi Opening Posture – Yang Tai Chi Example

Your tai chi is like garden soil – the more balanced nutrients it contains, the more nourishing will be your harvest. So learn ways to “power up” your tai chi so that you can get all the good health, wisdom, qi and self-defense (both physical and “psychic”) training from it that you possibly can! Below,…

4+ Tips to Easily Learn Tai Chi from Video or Tai Chi Book Sketches

Tai chi videos and tai chi books seem like good tools to help you learn. Sadly, the opposite often happens: people realize they can’t follow the videos/books, so they quit. This does not need to happen! I’m going to share with you, 4 tips on video, and one extra written tip at the end of…

How to Do a Tai Chi Twine Step – Too Many Get This Wrong. Do it right and get health & martial benefits.

Are you sure you’re doing your tai chi moves as best as possible?  Proper twine steps will load a tremendous amount of energy into your kua.  You can use that energy for effortless and speedy change of direction, invigorating and powerful tai chi kicks, or just absorb it into your body to enhance your qi….

Master Jou’s Secret of Tai Chi Flexibility – Multiple Health & Rejuvenation Benefits

Grandmaster Jou was famous for his uncanny youthfulness at an advanced age and after conquering a history of illness.  Here we go over his special daoyin taiji diagram stretch that he only taught in his chan si jin workshop.  This stretch works very fast to increase your leg flexibility and spinal health.  It also has…

In Tai Chi, Avoid the Misapplication of “Relax” (w/ video)

A typical tai chi class: the instructor admonishes his students, “Relax!”  They go ahead and do what they think is “relax.”  And here’s where the trouble begins. Ask a roomful of people what the opposite of tension is and you’ll get the unanimous reply, “Relaxation.”  At first consideration, this indeed makes sense.  But then ask…