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TAI CHI POSTURES

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TAI CHI POSTURES

When I first began learning Tai Chi, I was intrigued by the Tai Chi posture names. I could almost imagine the postures being performed in my mind by the animals. Not only do the posture names help me to memorize the movements they help motivate me to want to practice my forms. For some reason, the posture names spark the martial application in my mind. I remember when I was learning my Tai Chi form and got to the movement Snake Creeps Down. It was an exciting point in the Tai Chi form since it allowed me to use my...

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TAI CHI AND BACK PAIN

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This post was written by LK who is a guest blogger on Taichidaily.co As I continue working on fine-tuning my Yang style short form, I am experiencing mild but annoying pain in my lower back after each tai chi practice. To relieve the back pain, I was advised to “relax at the end of each movement and let go of unnecessary muscle tension”.  The big question is how to do it. We are often told to relax, but rarely are we taught any practical tips on how to accomplish it. Learning muscle relaxation as a general skill can transform our motor...

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