Dr. Uhlmann suggests practice early in the morning, before the mind begins to race. Focus on the seven priciples as a way to keep your attention on the practice. Practice away from distraction Of course Tai Chi Search Center Way Concentration begins with learning the basic form postures. Master Wang suggests no interference, not even music. Visualizations are suggested, such as seeing water flow, and perhaps energy radiating in rays from the Tan Tien. Master Wang is reported to visualize himself practicing on ice. Concentration gives substance to the form: it is something that can actually be “felt” by the practitioner, and seen by the observer. Many others suggest visualization of an opponent. Of course, this would come with an understanding of the movements. In my experience, I percieve a higher degree of chi flow, but also, if not carefully observed, muscle tension builds up…a physical response to the mental imagery of a “threat”. If I am concentrating on the whole experience, I will notice the tension, and MUST let it go.
Recommended Practice: Visualizations during form practice. Still meditation, micro and macro cosmic breathing , Condensing breathing, Heng Ha breathing. Try paying attention to your attention during your daily pursuits.