Tai Chi Push Hands are the various Partner exercises to bring these Tai Chi movements more and more into a combat capable skill as well as understanding the principles of Yin and Yang – of neutralization and attacking. Push Hands provides Tai Chi practitioners with a structure to test and improve upon their balance, flexibility, poise, relaxation, timing and numerous other qualities while in contact with another person.
Push Hands provides a gentle way to “compete” with other Tai Chi practitioners without the risk of injury and adds also a lot of fun to the practice. There are many variations of this exercise, each with its own particular benefits.
In order to develop good roots, balance and an ability to live according to ones Tai Chi practise – training Push Hands with another person is a necessity. When you managed to stay calm, soft and rooted in the same time, when someone is trying to push you, you will see the postures of the Tai Chi Form in a new light and you are learning a lesson for your daily life.