I started my Tai Chi journey ten years ago. But I did not start to learn the true Tai Chi theory and fundamentals until I took private lessons from Master Jess
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This short statement from this article contains a powerful message for all my students.
"At that time, I already owned a few of his well-made teaching DVDs; still, I asked him whether I could tape him doing the form during the one-on-one classes with close shots so I could tell exactly how he subtly moved his body. He told me that he did not mind me taping but he disapproved my approach in learning. First of all, he stated that his body moves in a way corresponding to how his Qi moves. Secondly, if I imitate him, I can never learn the true art myself."
If you forget the moves, no problem. Follow Master Tsao's sage advice. Focusing on the "correct" moves do not matter.
Focus on the feel with awareness and listen (Listening power: Ting1 Li3). The tools I teach are designed to help discover for yourself the proper feel of balance, of groundedness and of relaxed fluidity. If you focus on learning to listen to your body, you'll feel the qi flowing and your body will teach you how to move. When that occurs, your taiji will become dynamic, your experience will be guided by the moment and you will flow with many changes in your life.
Blessings and All Good.