how to do taichi

how to do taichi

Postby beginner » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:17 pm


I am beginner to taichi. I can't understand how to do it. I just follow my teacher. there are 108 moves but is it neccessary to do all the moves every time?
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Re: how to do taichi

Postby pyyp23 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:49 pm

In an ideal world Yes.

But as i understand it, as long as you close the form from where you are rather than just stopping the its ok.
Others may have different opinions.

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Re: how to do taichi

Postby Audi » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:37 am

Hello Beginner,

I am not sure if I understand your question, but agree with what Pete said.

You could also say that doing Tai Chi forms is like reading a story. You can get some enjoyment and some benefit from doing just a little bit; however, it is more rewarding to do the whole thing.

As for the length of practice, most of the clinical evidence nowadays supports exercising for at least 15-20 minutes per session to maximize the benefit you get per minute exercised.

If your concern is learning such a large number of movements, I would say: "Be patient." If you make Tai Chi a lifetime activity, 108 movements is not that much, even if it takes a year or two to learn in the case of some people. If the number of movements is still a problem, there are forms that have as few as 13 moves or fewer, but that will usually not give you the same benefit.

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