Fang Song in Tai Chi
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Fang Song in Tai Chi

Fang Song in Tai Chi When training Chen Tai Chi, one of the most important principles is fang song, which roughly translates to applied relaxation. It is release of inappropriate muscle contraction, loosening of the joints and a reduction of physical tension. I describe it to my students as the absence of resistance. Over the…

Static Stance Training Tai Chi
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Static Stance Training Tai Chi

Static Stance Training Tai Chi As a beginner, Tai Chi can be perceived as something quite simple.  Yet the emphasis on achieving the correct posture whilst relaxing the body and breathing deeply can be quite difficult at first.  As soon as you concentrate on dropping your shoulders, your lower back closes.  Ok, try again…. as you…