Articles and Other Writing

March 17, 2017

What Is a Good Neutralization?

I am going to start the answer to this question by attempting to shed some light on something my teacher, Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing said. He said […]
March 17, 2017

When I do the form, I try but cannot get into the positions the way you do on the video – what is wrong?

This question was asked specifically about me and my video, but it truly applies to any student who wonders why and how they can make their […]
March 17, 2017

How Low Should You Go? The Role of Stance in Tai Chi

One of our readers this week asked, “How deep should my stance be while practicing Tai Chi?” Of course, there is no single answer for this […]
March 17, 2017

What Does It Really Mean to “Relax” in Tai Chi?

Most of us, when we hear the word “relax,” imagine ourselves melting into a nice, soft sofa, our bodies completely limp. So it is natural that […]
March 17, 2017

What are the Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi at Differing Speeds and Heights?

Contrary to popular belief, Tai Chi need not always be practiced at the same speed all the time to see results. When you practice Tai Chi […]
March 16, 2017

Peace and Confidence Through Tai Chi Practice

People often talk about how Tai Chi has brought them a sense of peace and confidence. Let’s take a look at how this comes about. An […]
March 16, 2017
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What direction should you face while practicing Tai Chi?

Direction is important while doing Tai Chi. But what direction should you face, and why? Our old friend Anonymous asks: “When we practice, we think of […]
March 16, 2017

How Can I Feel Chi?

We hear so much about chi, but how can you actually feel it when doing Tai Chi if you haven’t done so already? Eleazar from the […]
March 16, 2017

Can Children Learn Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is often thought to be an “exercise for old people.” But does that mean kids can’t learn it? An anonymous reader writes: “Can children […]
March 16, 2017

The Mental and Physical Aspects of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is helpful on many levels, but even while mastering the physical, you are working on the mental. An anonymous reader asks: “Apart from the […]
March 16, 2017

The Importance of Breathing Through the Nose

For some people, it can be quite difficult to breathe through the nose, be it because of congestion, physical obstruction, or habit. But breathing through the […]
March 16, 2017

How Can I Improve My Tai Chi?

Is the answer hidden away, like an ancient Chinese secret? Or is it in plain sight? See our suggestions for improving your Tai Chi,no matter what […]