Push Hands is the “other” part of tai chi that makes your practice a true living art
Tai chi push hands practice is a necessary next step for tai chi practitioners who wish to make their art come alive. Push hands practice requires two people to engage in a variety of “light touch” moving and walking routines. By practicing these movements, practitioners begin to develop tai chi’s sensing, listening, and yielding skills. Combined, these skills are the first step for developing your tai chi as a martial art.
The Dao De Jing classic reminds us that knowing others (an opponent) is required for knowing ourselves. By develop tai chi push hand skills, one begins to develop a profound sense of feeling of ones’ body and mind. This ability aids greatly in controlling body, balance, health, perseverance, compassion, and overall spirit.
It is no mistake that tai chi offers a lifetime of continued learning and progress; the goal is a deep understanding of yourself and your role in nature.
In this book, you will learn
The theory of tai chi pushing hands
Tai chi qigong foundation practice
Tai chi jing (power) practice
Two-person stationary push hands practice
Two-person moving push hands practice
Tai chi rollback and press push hands practice
International standard push hands routine
Two-person free style push hands
Martial art applications in tai chi push hands practice
Dr. Yang reminds us “tai chi chuan was created based on the martial applications which were used for self-defense. Every movement of tai chi chuan has its unique martial purpose. Without this martial root, tai chi chuan practice will limited to a dance, lacking a deeper meaning or a deeper feeling.”/p>