TAI CHI CENTER OF GRAVITY

While practicing my tai chi form the other day I had my thoughts on a recent quote I posted on my Tai Chi Quotes page by T.T. Liang “A man with great strength can lift an iron bar of one hundred pounds, but he cannot lift an iron chain of one hundred pounds because the latter is divided into many joints which are connected without severance so that no center of gravity can be traced. When practicing Tai Chi or doing combat with an opponent you must employ the same principle.”

After reading this I became more aware of the way my body was moving throughout my form and made sure that I am moving my body joint by joint.

 


 

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