Vol:2 Structure and Stepping.
This video series has been put together by Eli, in an effort to help people to feel something from their training.
When you first start Taiji it can be quite complicated just to get the basic coordination happening, then we have to put that coordination in with physically difficult leg movements, so everything becomes very much in the head, thinking about so many different things all at once, causing you to feel nothing from your training, only physical movement and confusion.
So many people who have been practicing for many years still have many many problems with their Taiji, because they have only done the Taiji, meaning all principles are trying to be performed all together.
So here in our preparations to Taiji we take some of the most important areas of training, single them out and get them right.
In this second volume Eli Covers structure of stances and stepping.
Breaking it down and showing how to work your way up from the most simple way of stepping right through to the way we step in the form.
Again like vol 1, it is in an effort to get you to feel something internal, when we take away all the hand movements, simplify the stepping and just let the leg go where is natural for you at your current level, you can then feel what Taiji grounding and feeling like the tree/post is like.
Once you've got the correct feeling here in this training, we can then go back to our Taiji form with this new found sensation.
Eli then moves onto structure during the Bow stance, how to correctly maintain your standing Qigong posture of the spine while moving from one leg to the other.
A Qigong exercise is given for this.
Just like the stepping this can then centre your body, relax and ground everything, so when we go back to the form, all these very important principles will stay with us as we perform the movements.
Volume 3, MTG450, covers push hands.
This is highly recommended for all students, even if you have been training for quite some time, as you will find that by coming back to basics like this will really enhance everything in your training.
Also for instructors, even if maybe you don't need the training for yourself, it will be of great use to you during your classes to help your students to learn.
- Level: Beginner.
- Run Time: 104 min
- Media Type: MP4 Download