The Flower and Root of Taiji

Managing Injury, Improving Fundamental Movement and Building Strength Through Tai Chi:

… A lot of people come to learn Tai Chi obsessed with learning the form. The form is like the flower of the plant. If you want to give someone something that looks good, give them the flower, but the flower soon dies. If you want to give them skill, teach them the root. The root is the ugliest part of the plant, but that’s the wellspring from which flowers come from all the time.

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