Tai chi skills

Your body alignment is important in tai chi; it supports neigong by using physics to your advantage.
By positioning your body in a favourable way - relative to an opponent - you have access to more strength.

Listening, stickiness, 4 ounces of pressure, 5 bows, yielding and softness - all serve to teach you how to have power without recourse to brute force.
Every tai chi drill is an exercise in practicing these qualities, but the exercise is wasted every time you resort to aggression and tension.

If you feel strong and powerful in your movement, you are not using neigong.
Whenever you find yourself thinking: "I hardly did anything" - you are learning.

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