All day long since our infancy when we first learned to roll over onto our tummy, then crawl and finally stand erect and walk we have been moving from our centre. Moving from our centre involves rotating our pelvis and torso around the central axis of the spine. It is the most efficient way to move and is one of the core principles of Tai Chi.
We don’t think about moving our centre in our daily life as this process occurs automatically, at a subconscious level. That is, until something goes wrong with our balance as can occur with ageing or illness or when we take up a new sport or want to improve our skills.
An older person who has fallen, for example, may lose confidence and have reduced pelvic movement which is vital in balance and walking. In sport, this pelvic rotation is an essential part of swinging to connect with the ball in golf, tennis, or badminton and of throwing in ball games such as cricket and rugby.
We learn how to rotate our pelvis and move from our centre in every move of the Tai Chi form so why not join your local class and try Tai Chi?