10 Tai Chi Tips

Here are 10 basic tips which should help you to get more from your training.

Take your time to consider our 10 Tai Chi Tips and try to apply them to your regular practice sessions.

tai chi tips

Tai Chi Tip 1.  Develop a deeper sense of your body and increase your awareness of any held tensions.

Tai Chi Tip 2.  Work to understand the foot placement first, your connection to the ground provides your basis for balance, structure and stability.

Tai Chi Tip 3.  Spend time doing basic stepping exercises, maintaining a low centre of gravity without dropping your body height.

Tai Chi Tip 4.  Try to relax your fingers, hands and arms throughout your practice.

Tai Chi Tip 5.  Work gradually, posture by posture until you integrate each movement into your bodymind. By working this way you will find it easier to learn subsequent postures and transitions.

Tai Chi Tip 6.  Regularly check out if your breath is centred in your lower abdomen.

Tai Chi Tip 7.  Tune into your breath and how you are standing in a regular basis, even when you’re not practicing tai chi!

Tai Chi Tip 8.  Pay attention to moments of imbalance or instability and repeat the transitions until you feel more comfortable and stable.

Tai Chi Tip 9.  Focus on your movements coming from the waist and try to allow all of the body to move as one unit.

Tai Chi Tip 10. Stay relaxed and enjoy your practice, and, even if it is only for a few minutes per day, try to do it regularly.

Also recommended reading on Tai Chi Tips:

10 Tai Chi Tips

Top 10 Common Tai Chi Errors

The Eight Gates of Tai Chi Chuan

Feeling the Form

Taijiquan Skills: Feng Song

Taijiquan Skills: Peng Jin and Ding Jin

Taijiquan Skills: Chen and Chan Si Jin

Tai Chi – Learning and Practising

Tai Chi: Paths of Development