Let's tackle the question: Where does the exercise come from? In a modern gym, work done inevitably involve moving heavy objects or spring/dead-weight resistance . Beginners move lighter ones whereas seasoned practitioners move heavier ones. The logic is simple, the science is perfect. The question becomes: where is the heavy object or resistance that one has to overcome in doing tai-chi (or chi-kung or nei-gong or Taoist meditation, the same theory applies)? By being trained under tai-chi's (or chi-kung's etc) specific method of mindful focus, a practitioner liberates his mind-body's natural tendency to move towards "perfection", from an initial imperfect mind-body condition. The act of moving one's body structure from an imperfect state towards a perfect stage would involve a lot of energy expenditure, as well as a lot of patience, but with the benefits of immediate positive feedback (one can feel that one is progressing at a "high" speed that is allowable by "nature", overall and specific). And the last point reflects the fact that many seasoned practitioners (me included) are so addicted to the art!
Last but not least, doing tai-chi as a body sculpturing system is a non-competitive game. It doesn't matter another person may have a better body structure than the practitioner, what matters is the practitioner is improving (and can positively feel he is improving!) his body structure with every minute that he spends on his practice!
How to do it? Ask your teacher, assuming that he knows what he is doing...:):)
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