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, I use an example of how to power up the Yang Tai Chi opening move. You can use these basic ideas and alter them to accommodate any tai chi postures that you practice. Enjoy the video and feel free to share your comments:

4 Responses to How to Add More Whole-Body Power to Your Tai Chi Opening Posture – Yang Tai Chi Example
  1. Eva
    October 5, 2012 | 11:03 pm

    I love reading through a post that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing me to comment!

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  2. Diane Swanson
    April 24, 2017 | 11:33 pm

    Great tutorial with so much wonderful, useful information presented with clarity. Very doable ways to help me bring greater power and intent into my practice. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  3. Richard Pucci
    October 21, 2018 | 4:30 pm

    I have learned to place my back against a wall… but careful not to lean against the wall..rather touch the wall lightly, feeling the spine straighten and elongate, and this process affords me proper “tucking” of the lower back and tailbone. Once I “feel” this posture, I step away from the wall and practice feeling the tucking posture. This helps me feel the correct amount of tucking and avoid ay over tucking.

    • InternalGardens
      January 6, 2019 | 10:42 pm

      YES! That is excellent. It’s an effective and easy way to help yourself. And it lines you up with gravity. Then there is far less stress on the joints, organs are in alignment, and therefore the body can heal better and experience less wear and tear (aging). A little hard to get used to at first, but then everything starts to adjust.

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