Rodney Caetano

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Although it doesn't look like much but this guy in the pic is actually doing a very affective tai chi form

Although it doesn't look like much but this guy in the pic is actually doing a very affective tai chi form

7. Coordinate the upper body with the lower body. – Shang Xia Xiang Sui - 上下相隨 In Taiji theory, movement should be rooted in the feet, stabilized through the legs, commanded by the waist and expressed through the hands. When the movement of the feet, legs, waist and hands are in unison then intention will follow in the eyes. This is regarded as the complete coordination of above and below. If one of these is missing the movement becomes fragmented. Text from http://www.thetaichilife.com/

7. Coordinate the upper body with the lower body. – Shang Xia Xiang Sui - 上下相隨 In Taiji theory, movement should be rooted in the feet, stabilized through the legs, commanded by the waist and expressed through the hands. When the movement of the feet, legs, waist and hands are in unison then intention will follow in the eyes. This is regarded as the complete coordination of above and below. If one of these is missing the movement becomes fragmented. Text from http://www.thetaichilife.com/

10. Seeking stillness within movement. – Dong Zhong Qiu Jing -  動中求靜 In external martial arts, power is generated by jumping, punching and kicking as hard as possible. Hence after prolonged practice, one is panting for breath and the blood vessels are enlarged. By contrast Taiji Quan emphasizes stillness over movement. Even though in motion, the form appears tranquil. Therefore when practicing, the slower the better, with long deep breathing, to allow the qi to sink to the Dan tian

10. Seeking stillness within movement. – Dong Zhong Qiu Jing - 動中求靜 In external martial arts, power is generated by jumping, punching and kicking as hard as possible. Hence after prolonged practice, one is panting for breath and the blood vessels are enlarged. By contrast Taiji Quan emphasizes stillness over movement. Even though in motion, the form appears tranquil. Therefore when practicing, the slower the better, with long deep breathing, to allow the qi to sink to the Dan tian