Tai Chi - Harmony of Yin / Yang
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.”
----- Albert Camus AUTHOR AND PHILOSOPHER
Tai Chi is the harmony of “Yin” / “Yang”. We must first find this harmony within ourselves, harmonizing our Body, our Mind, and our Breath. Then with all things, Heaven, Earth & Humanity.
Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art for practicing the principles of harmony (Yin/Yang). It is also a moving meditation where every movement is controlled by the Mind and Breath. Tai Chi Chuan is very good for managing stress, relaxing the body, and calming the mind.
Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi for short is a Mind / Body exercise that follows natural movements and principles of nature. The movements are performed slowly, with concentration, relaxation, and breath.
Tai Chi is a moving meditation. Through daily practice of tai chi, one can learn and develop patience, calmness, relaxation, improve their balance, focus, coordination, and overall well-being.
They are many styles and forms of Tai Chi Chuan. Although different in appearance, they all share the same principles and philosophy of Tai Chi, the harmony of yin/yang.
Tai Chi exercises the entire body including joints, muscles, and internal organs, and at the same time strengthens and calms the mind. Participants will focus on improving strength, balance, coordination, and mental awareness.
Additional benefits include:
. Improved posture
. and a Stronger Immune System
Tai Chi is believed to - Boost the Immune System --- Slow the aging Process ---- Lower High Blood Pressure ---- Reduce the incidence of “Anxiety”, “Depression” and overall mood disturbances. Tai Chi Chuan is the most effective balance and coordination exercise in the world.
When playing Tai Chi Chuan, our main emphasis should be on the principles. Body and Mind as One. Relax, breathe slowly and deeply. Movements are graceful, calm, and quiet. Always maintain a connection to Heaven and Earth. Collect and store energy in your lower abdomen (Dantien).
Unlike other exercises, Tai Chi's main focus is to cultivate internal energy “Chi”. Chi is the universal cosmic energy that is in all living things. When Chi is weak or stagnant in our body, we can become ill. Through the relaxed and graceful movements of Tai Chi Chuan, we learn to circulate “Chi” throughout our body, relaxing & healing our body while calming our mind.