Like all contemplative arts, T'ai Chi requires disciplined, resolute practice at quieting the associative mind. By associative mind we mean...
A list of the names of the postures of the double edge sword solo exercise.
Stance (B) is a solid and correct 70/30 weight distribution. Both feet are flat on the floor. The heels are shoulder width apart. The forward knee is over the toe both toe to heel and side to side. The back leg is relaxed and engaged. Hips are facing the same direction as the forward foot. This stance optimizes stability and suppleness.
There are at least two stories that I know about how T’ai Chi came to be. One concerns animals and shows the Taoist roots, the other monks and T’ai Chi’s Confucian aspects.