Tai Chi is one of the best exercise for people of all ages, health and ability. Master Moy Lin-Shin, founder of Taoist Tai Chi Society modified the traditional tai chi chuan to this form of tai chi exercise. TaiChi17 Online Tutor teaches the first 17 moves of this 108 moves Tai Chi set exercise. People can learn it without a live coach. It is the most detail tai chi course offered online.
We recommend trying the Foundation Exercises first . These exercises introduce principles that are used in the set and allow you to work on them without having to think about stepping at the same time. There is no assessment for these exercises, just familiarize yourself with the principles. It is a good idea to do these exercises at the beginning of each session.
Read through the Vocabulary section so that the terms are familiar when you see them in the Step By Step instructions.
Start with Move 1 and work sequentially through to the end.
Look at and read and/or listen to the Start Posture, Step By Step instructions, Common Mistakes and End Posture.
You are now ready to try the move. Play the Practice With Me video - it will repeat 5 times, giving you a chance to try the move many times to feel that you have mastered it If you are past the first move, it is also helpful to try the Practice From the Beginning video which allows you to pull it all together.
Before taking the Self Assessment, review the Common Mistakes section.
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Tai Chi practice has many health benefits, but it can be strenuous. It is always a good idea to get a check-up or talk to your doctor before you begin any new physical activity.
Proper body structure / posture is important - always keep knees aligned with toes
Never twist your knees – keep them straight using only the natural bend of the knee’s hinge joint.
In the Toryu stance, never extend your front knee beyond the toes.
If you ever experience pain – stop immediately! If pain ever occurs, seek medical attention as needed.
To get the full benefits of tai chi you need to practice daily