Hi, Guys, Thank you for your comments! I have a big problem, my butt always comes out ( The head, body, butt should be straight) when I tried to turn my body, of course I can’t move the center of my body. I also know the waist brings butt to turn. I hope you could understand what I mean.
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David Young • Oh boy do I ever! I have seen this problem not only on myself but on many other fellow students.. The body mechanics here can be difficult for any beginner. The thing that actually helped me over come this the most is practicing with utmost full awareness of the body while perfroming a form slower than usual, and thus I could correct my posture if it was off it’s alignment. This I have seen mainly in Kung Fu training, where as the posture in a lower stance would cause the butt to stick out if one could not keep everything in proper alignment.
Stance Training is a good aid in helping to correct this problem… Though I don’t know if your teachers spend allot of time teaching you the proper stances, footwork and body alignment. Or if you are just moving in your forms too fast.
My suggestion would be to perform your postures and forms in a slower than usual pace, in this way you can be more fully aware of your stances and posture, and make the correction of the body alignment as you need. It will take some time, effort and patience but you will correct the problem in which you are facing if you choose this method, and you will learn proper form and alignment.. In my experience stance training and a slower than usual pace with full body awareness was the tool that helped in correcting my misalignment.
One of the most important things in Tai Chi Chuan is Posture, always remember to keep the head and neck up straight but relaxed. I have been told two different visualizations you could use here, 1) Imagine that that a hook is pulling a string from your head holding you up right. 2) imagine that your head is shooting up toward the ceiling. as your head also plays a role with your posture and alignment. Just keep everything relaxed.
These are the best pointers I can give you, someone who is a certified teacher could probably tell you better than me as I can only give you my experience. Best of luck in your training.
(from Tai Chi Group in LinkedIn)