This is a very important question for all taiji practitioners. There is no simple answer for this question. However, there are some basic things we can follow in order for us to be on the right path.
- Understanding and creating the first pair of splits in your movements.
- Follow the principles in your taiji. Don’t just pay lip service. For example, if you believe your action has yin and yang, then you need to find out which part is yin and which part is yang. You need to specify exactly what yin and yang are in each case. For example, yin and yang can be movement vs. no movement.