In this episode, David-Dorian reveals the essential proper alignment for T'ai Chi Ch'uan.The T'ai Chi Minute is a short but focused video lesson on T'ai Chi. It picks up where every instructional video leaves off.
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The Tai Chi Minute Hi, I’m David Dorian Ross and I have a riddle. What disappears every time you stand up? On this episode of the Tai Chi Minute, I’m going to give you the answer to that riddle and how it applies to your Tai Chi. This episode is about the three common corrections that Tai Chi teachers give you about your alignment. First correction is called dent, twine, under the tailbone. So you have to drop your tailbone down this way curving a tailbone under and flattening out your lower back, maintaining this posture throughout your entire Tai Chi routine. The second correction is called Soi Kwa means to sit down and as you sit down, you deepen the claw, the increase of your hip joint here. Now, every time you straight your legs, what disappears? Your lap as the entry to the riddle and that’s also the answer to why you want to keep your knees bend and Soi Kwa and the third correction is Ding toe. It means to float the head top. Pull the chin back. Let the head top float up towards this guy and this creates a perfect tai chi alignment. Well, that’s it for this issue of the Tai Chi minute; I’ll see you next time.

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