"...LET TRUE AFFECTION AND
HAPPY CONCOURSE ABIDE IN THIS HALL.
HIS CLOUD-WRAPPED PATH, LET US ENTER THE LAND
OF HEALTH AND EVER AFTER WALK WITHIN IT'S BOUNDS.
"WHAT YOU PRACTICE, YOU BECOME"
|...If you want
to exercise your body in a
way that will not hurt it,
...If you want to improve your coordination and balance,
...If you want to learn to move more freely, ..if you want inner peace,
.. If you want to improve your health.
True Tai Chi serves your whole being in a way which few people
know or recognise
in our modern world.
A General Intro To Tai Chi
The slow movements of Tai Chi are graceful, powerful, relaxed, balanced, and meditative. Developed in China over a thousand years ago, this form of exercise unites the mind and the body, combining aspects of meditation, exercise, visualization, and martial art. Once learned, a Tai Chi form may take ten minutes to perform. Done once or twice daily, it provides extraordinary health benefits, improving balance, flexibility, and strength, while calming the spirit and reducing stress.
About The Tai Chi Form
The art of Tai Chi (actually called
T'ai Chi Ch'uan, "Yin Yang
Boxing") consists of
perfecting several skills. The most fundamental of these is the Tai Chi form,
a classical series
of movements which the student memorizes, much like a music student might memorize
classical piece of music. Once the movements are memorized, the real work of
movement can begin. The study focuses on the subtleties of relaxation, breathing,
alignment. Movement is caused by internal pressure changes rather than muscular
About Tai Chi Tui Shou, or "Push Hands" exercises
The Push Hands exercises also help us deal with fear in the use of
Tai Chi as a martial art.
After achieving a state of deep relaxation in the Tai Chi form, students may
try to bring that
calm feeling into the practice of push-hands, the two person Tai Chi exercise
development of martial sensitivity. Initially, this two person exercise can
be extremely gentle,
allowing the practitioners to operate in the most relaxed and efficient manner.
using the classical movements, sometimes in a freestyle manner, partners take
out points of tension on each other. When a point is found, the student must
learn how to
relax the tense area in order to avoid losing balance. Over time, by learning
effective ways of relaxing and moving, one is able to absorb sudden and forceful
from one's partner with a minimum of tension and fear. The relaxed body aligns
automatically to retain balance.
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