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Tai Chi: The Way of Body, Mind and Spirit

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Many people think of it as a contemplative yoga-type exercise to enhance relaxation and meditation. Others see it as a form of self-defense. To an extent, each of these perceptions is correct.

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:. Published: July 12, 2004 / Author: Welloria Team

Tai Chi: The Way of Body, Mind and Spirit

What exactly is Tai Chi? The dictionary describes it as a form of “Chinese exercise characterized by a series of slow, deliberate movements.” Many people think of it as a contemplative yoga-type exercise to enhance relaxation and meditation. Others see it as a form of self-defense. To an extent, each of these perceptions is correct. Derived from ancient Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi is
a series of “forms”, each comprised of definitive individual elements, flowing continuously into each other. Yet, performing the movements of Tai Chi merely skims its surface. Tai Chi can best be thought of as an art and, like any art, its true benefits are realized from an intrinsic personal connection that eludes definition. It is this connection from which the Tai Chi practitioner realizes the proper body alignment and energy (known as “chi”) that ultimately yield Tai Chi’s legendary benefits.

Progressing beyond the physical movements and being a serious student of Tai Chi begins with studying the origins and philosophy of the art. Tai Chi’s principles - softness, yielding, slowness, balance and centeredness relating to both health and martial arts - are all central elements of the Taoist philosophy that originated in the sixth century BC. Taoism’s contemplation and appreciation of nature are also reflected in various Tai Chi movements, such as “Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain,” “Wind Sweeps the Plum Blossoms” and “White Crane Spreads Wings.”


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