Did you know that one of the most common Tai Chi forms in the world, the simplified 24 step form was created in the People’s Republic of China in 1956?
Done properly, the movements of Tai Chi should flow smoothly and continuously throughout the entire form. There should be no pauses or breaks between the movements.
The form should flow like a river from beginning to end.
However, when you first learn a Tai Chi form you do so one move at a time. This method of learning can lead to a way of thinking about the movements as separate. This thinking creates a natural tendency to pause for a brief movement between each of a form’s movements.
One way to break this down and to make your form flowing and continuous is to imagine each move ‘melting’ into the next.
The Ten Thousand Things is a site all about Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong. When I first started out learning Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong, I began to search the internet for information and advice and what I found disappointed me. There are some really great sources of information out there but these gems are often hidden amongst a mass of very poor information.
My goal in developing The Ten Thousand Things is to create the website that I would have wanted to see as a student of Tai Chi Chuan. A site that brings together the very best knowledge and information about Tai Chi, Qi Gong and other Chinese internal martial arts and puts it in one easily accessible place just for you.