How to improve your T’ai Chi

Marilyn and Chee Soo in Hong Kong

Lee Style T’ai Chi, as taught by Chee Soo, emphasizes the development of internal energy and relaxation through slow, flowing movements. Here are some tips to help you improve your practice of Lee Style T’ai Chi:

  1. Learn the Basics: Lee Style T’ai Chi has a specific set of movements and principles that are essential to mastering the art. Take the time to learn the basics from a qualified instructor who has experience teaching this style.
  2. Practice Regularly: Consistent practice is key to improving your T’ai Chi skills. Aim to practice for at least 15-30 minutes a day, preferably at the same time each day. This will help you develop a routine and make it easier to stick to your practice.
  3. Focus on Internal Energy: Lee Style T’ai Chi emphasizes the cultivation of internal energy, or chi, which is believed to flow through the body’s energy channels. Focus on breathing deeply and smoothly, and imagine your breath moving through your body, filling it with energy.
  4. Pay Attention to Your Posture: Good posture is essential to performing T’ai Chi movements correctly. Make sure your spine is straight, your shoulders are relaxed, and your weight is balanced evenly between your feet.
  5. Incorporate Meditation: Meditation can help you develop the mental focus and concentration needed to perform T’ai Chi movements correctly. Try incorporating a few minutes of meditation into your practice, either before or after your T’ai Chi routine.
  6. Seek Out Additional Resources: There are many resources available to help you improve your Lee Style T’ai Chi practice, including books, videos, and online courses. Consider supplementing your in-person instruction with additional resources to deepen your understanding of the art.

By following these tips and working with a qualified instructor, you can improve your Lee Style T’ai Chi practice and experience the many benefits of this ancient martial art.







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