In this episode, David-Dorian explains where the head and eyes go in your T'ai Chi.
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Hi, it’s David-Dorian Ross, America’s Tai Chi champion. It’s time for another Tai Chi minute.
Now, people asked me all the time, what do you looking at when you’re doing Tai Chi? It’s a great question and it brings up the topic of where do the head and eyes travel during each Tai Chi movement because there is a very specific place you should be turning your head and using your eyes.
Now, the rule of thumb is that your eyes follow the predominantly moving head, so just using one hand, sweep in and one hand maybe blocking. And so also the sweeping hand, the hand that’s higher, the hand that’s more in front that you’re looking at. Moreover, you’re not really looking at the hand. You’re looking just passed the hand as if there was a target just beyond the ridge of the fingers, so if my hand is after the side in this way, my head will turn completely, my eyes will look in that direction but all about as if I’m gazing at the horizon beyond. Then I follow that hand, follow as it changes position and then my eyes chase to the other hand, turn in and look it.
Now, the thing that makes Tai Chi seemed to flow and this so flexible is the head is always moving. The head doesn’t just stand there and like the robots. It’s got to be flexible as to move. If you don’t this, you wined up doing what my teacher calls, looking like you’re worried about something. So don’t worry, play with your movements, have a little fun with it. I’m David-Dorian Ross and I’ll see you in the next Tai Chi minute.