T’ai chi thought for the week of Mar. 7on March 1st, 2011 at 9:41 am
In the American southwest, petroglyphs and pictographs often feature the spiral shape as a representation of energy and movement. When practicing the t’ai chi, the spiral is a good image to contemplate and apply to one’s intent and energy while moving through the form. Think of the beginning of the spiral when initiating a move, then feel it winding through to the hands, feet and head. For example, when you begin a pivot on your foot, begin the rotation from the hip. The spiral of energy rolls outward and your move is solid and powerful, grounding you in dynamic motion.