Where does the movment come from?

Where does the movement come from?  Where do I initiate the movement from?  This is the most common question I get as a teacher of adults.  It is also the most basic and important question.  The answers to this question-- from the feet, from the dantian, from your head, sink first, engage the fingernails first, first bend at the wrist...-- are all provisional answers.  The answers to this question are a continuum leading towards the ethereal.  That is the reason we call it Taiji, the answer is in the meaning of that term.

The source of inspiration in Taijiquan is in fact the process of seeking the source of all inspiration.