1. The Motion

From the recording A Warm Glow


The motion, the motion.
The motion should be rooted in the feet,
released through the legs,
controlled by the waist,
and manifested through the fingers.
The feet, legs and waist must act together, simultaneously,
so that while stepping forward or back,
the timing and position are correct.
If the timing and position are not correct,
the body becomes disordered,
and the defect should be sought in the legs and waist.
The motion, the motion.
(from "The Essence Of Tai Chi Chuan"-traditional)