These pages provide guidance for walking Tai Chi style.
There are many kinds of Tai Chi
walking, often a based on a specific school of Tai Chi, of which there are
many. I do a variety of walking practices. Here I am going to give
instructions for an easily accessed approach. It involves folding Tai
Chi principles into everyday walking.
Try this introductory practice, and, then proceed trhough the ten lessons you can access with the links on this page.
The first challenge: pay attention to walking.
Let it be natural and unaffected by your attention.
When walking becomes tense, awkward, or unnatural,
notice how that happens. If possible, let it go.
Fold your attention into your walking the way tea
seeps into water.
Here are links for additional guidance.
1. Walking with awareness
2. Tai Chi walking and Central Equilibrium
3. Shifting weight and swinging arms
3a. Walking in place
4. Connecting limbs
5. Gliding the torso
7. Rooting while walking8. Rotation of the limbs
9. Limbs swing in a gentle arc
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