Body Mechanics & Alignment in Tai Chi

tai-chi-tossWhen we talk about alignment we’re talking about where and how everything is positioned inside the body.

When you go to push a heavy (but movable) object there is an alignment through the body and if the alignment is correct and true and all the way through your body you won’t have any problem moving the object. If the alignment is off then the body mechanics are incorrect and it’s not going to work.

What Tai Chi does is it teaches you how to recognize this strength of alignment in whatever position you might be in and how to get your alignments to the absolute best position for whatever you’re trying to do.

With a little practice you will gain a very good understanding of these body mechanics and body positioning that is truly based on knowledge of skeletal alignment and structure. This includes how to properly align the spine and how the midsection should be positioned and how the knees should be aligned to the feet and the foot placement for good knee health that utilizes the musculature of the leg and protects the tendons and ligaments.

This understanding of alignment and posture is excellent for your health. It can prevent:

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • knee pain
  • poor circulation
  • shortness of breath
  • migraine headaches
  • and more

By practicing Tai Chi you will learn to move in many different ways while maintain excellent posture and alignment the whole time.

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