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From an point of view of observing what Taichi trying to show us. It can be easily understood and benefit our daily practice.
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By opening a door or pick up a chair with Tai Chi concepts, or the help of the squat position, reaching to a cup, and moving in close with the torso straight. The theory of ergonomics are found throughout Tai Chi movements, and can be applied realistically.

I remember when I was young, one of the reasons to learn Taichi was the level of proficiency was not to rely on muscular strength, but through sensing and control. I would imagine either pushing a heavy motorcycle up a hill, or riding a light bicycle with wind on my back.

As I get older, I find that brute force no longer works. Not even when writing good computer programs. Experience and skill is most important.

How about doing everyday activities? There always a best way to posture our body to reduce the likelihood of injury; that is what we can learn from doing Taichi.
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Walk on Ice is a great example. Oh, I like the raking leaves example. Neighbors were wondering why though. :D
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The accurate postures plus perfect timing. Masters demonstrate the art by applying the skill with their students. The question always being asked: Does the student demonstrates kind of cooperated mode? Certainly the answer is yes, without a second thoughts, no teacher nor student wants to be involved into aggressive mode. The purpose is to transfer the experience and teaching.

Does that means Taichi is only good for this teaching mode? Certainly not. It is just lot faster and low error tolerance in the real-time mode,

It is lot common to see practitioners demonstrate good skill on the web. With the eventual success of governing this energy in space and time, we gain health benefit without searching.
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Just read an article by Scott and I 16 years ago. The wonder about Taichi is still so true and refreshing. Hope you enjoy it too.
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Such harmony invites aggression to pause. .. and to enjoy itself in good company.
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We are only discovering our nature which is one with all of nature,. It is unchanged by our ignorance and welcomes our discovery.

The entire article can be found at:
http://www.chentaichi.com/articles.php#P6
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Is Taichi about exercise? Or it is an art? While we are using body as brushes, paint in the space, present intention. If each muscle, ligament is a string, bone structure will be the frame. We are playing the strings of music along with flow of change with our frame.
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Manage the energy of lower body is a difficult task. From this Video, it is demonstrated in the first few moves of Old Form. Pay attention on how the rare leg is functioned as an advancing source while the front leg is used to completely supporting weight.

Hip Jing include the lower spin and the muscle connection between the bone structures in this area.

The practice focus is on how to operate energy, from lower back to thigh to provide adequate thrust in step advance also provide stable foot work during switching steps.

The straighten of rare leg with rotation at the end of step extension provide torsional pre-stressing to the joints. Which strengthen lower body structural support. While the abdomen and upper body connect to the contact point. The HowTo of upper body will be illustrated in next video. As this, the rigidity moment is completed.

At this point, loosen the rare leg ligaments, strengthen the supporting lower back, the rare leg now can be lifted up and go with upper body rotation until it lands into the next position.

This mechanism combines the upper and lower body structure in kinematic state. TaiChi integrity make possible by it.
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