Category Archives: Yang 24 Tai Chi Postures

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“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…

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….

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…

Tai Chi Martial Arts Application for Yang Tai Chi & Chen Tai Chi Opening Move

Here is a very basic look at how you might use the opening tai chi move for self-defense.  Very few people understand that not every single move of the tai chi form is used in application exactly as it is in form practice.  For example, you might add an extra step or tighten the movement…