Push Hands

March 17, 2017
Woman holding her knee in pain

Should Tai Chi Form Be Modified to Make It Easier on the Knees?

Some have said that traditional Tai Chi is hard on the knees of Westerners who aren’t used to such movements. Should the form be changed to […]
March 17, 2017

Should I Practice My Form on the Opposite Side?

It would seem logical to perform Tai Chi form both the way typically taught and on the “opposite” side. But is it really such a simple […]
March 17, 2017

The Value of Tai Chi Tournaments

There’s lots of reasons to go to Tai Chi tournaments which have nothing to do with winning a medal. An anonymous reader asks: “What do you […]
March 17, 2017

Music and Tai Chi Form

Music soothes the savage beast… but what will it do for the calm of Tai Chi? Peter from Davenport, IA asks: “I have heard conflicting things […]
March 17, 2017

When Should I Start Learning Push Hands?

Push Hands can be very important in one’s Tai Chi practice, even if one is not studying Tai Chi to develop martial skill. But when is […]
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

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

Helpful Books for Beginning Tai Chi Students

Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uan by Cheng Man-Ch’ing, Translated by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo and Martin Inn.  This is the best translation of […]
March 16, 2017

“A-Ha!” Moments in Tai Chi

Most of us have experienced it at one time or another – a moment where everything just seems to click. But when it comes to Tai […]
March 16, 2017

Push Hands and Dizziness After Pregnancy

Although a doctor’s visit is recommended in this case, here are a couple of thoughts on what could be the cause of this woman’s issue. John […]