January 19, 2021

Tai Chi Chuan

taijiquan

What is Tai Chi Chuan?

Tai chi chuanIs to China traditional philosophy of Confucianism and Taoism in Tai Chi, yin and Yang dialectical philosophy as the core idea, the functions of maintenance of temperament, physical fitness, martial arts Sanda etc. as a whole, with the changes of yin and Yang and the five elements of learning, meridian, guidance and tonalide operation to form a Neiwaijianxiu, soft, slow and flexible and the traditional arts of ancient China move among force and soft.

Tai chi definition

Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is an ancient Chinese "internal" or "soft" martial art often practised for its health-giving and spiritual benefits; it is non-competitive, gentle, and generally slow-paced. Contrary to the Western concept of "no pain, no gain," one hour of tai chi actually burns more calories than surfing and nearly as many as downhill skiing, so it's definitely a veritable workout. But that's just one of the many benefits! By increasing strength, flexibility, body awareness and mental concentration, tai chi can improve your health, too.

Today, Taijichuan has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi chuan trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu, and Sun.

Tai chi for health

This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.

In the philosophy of Tai Chi, it is said Chi (life energy) follows the mind, each posture and movement creates a different energy flow that, has a benifital overall affect on overall well-being.

Tai Chi stimulates circulation, aligns the skeleton and joints correctly, stimulates the organs of the body and helps digestion. It increases muscle tone, strength, improves balance and co ordination and improves breathing.

Tai Chi does not just provide physical benefits; by raising energy levels, it also affects the mind and the spirit. Tai Chi focuses thought, so that mind and body energy works together as one. When practising Tai Chi, people find that they are not just physically fitter but, happier, more alert, have greater mental focus and are more creative.

The benefits of taijiquan are said to include the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression, and the enhancement of mood, both in both healthy people and in those with chronic conditions.

  • Improve your health and quality of life
  • Enjoy the gentle tai chi movements
  • Improve relax and harmony
  • Enjoy learning an art that you can continue to grow and progress
  • Improve muscular strength, fitness and flexibility
  • Enjoy camaraderie of tai chi friends
  • Improve balance and confidence
  • Better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress, and anxiety
  • Greater aerobic capacity and muscle strength
  • More energy and stamina
  • Enhanced flexibility, balance, and agility
  • Lowerblood pressureand improved heart health

Aside from the health benefits, taijiquan runs deep and strong. It’s easy to learn and becomes a way of life for many practitioners. Yet, because of its depth, no one ever knows it all, and thereby lies the fascination and the never-ending challenge of the art. There will be times, no matter how brief, when a practitioner will enter a mental stage of tranquillity, moving to a different world, time, and space, a world where there is no schedule, no hustle and bustle. Yet the person still feels very much a part of the world. In a non-religious sense, it’s a spiritual experience. Such an experience is so satisfying that it is beyond words. Being part of the world, being in harmony with the world and nature, thus is the paradox of tai chi, health and beyond.

 

Taijiquan brings in more benefits and enjoyment than most other exercises. It is an ancient art with great depth, yet requiring no special equipment. Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion."People of any age or physical condition can gain better health, enjoyment and progression to higher level. It is even fun and can be practiced alone or in a group. What’s more importantly, tai chi helps you to like yourself more, which, in turn, leads not only to better health, but also harmony within yourself and with others.

Taichi is a form of self-healing in Chinese medicine. For millennia tai chi hasexisted as a sophisticated form of movement therapy that has helped hundreds ofmillions of people live longer, reduceand even reverse the effects of aging, maintain their energy levels well intoold age and feel good.

Tai Chi for beginners

 

Tai chi exercises

When practiced for health and fitness, the slow-motion movements of tai chi provide threebasic benefits:

  • Tai chi improves physical movement.
  • Tai chi calms and releases stress from the nerves and mind.
  • Tai chi develops chi, or life-force energy.

Practicing 15-30 minutes a day can have dramatic health benefits.

And, tai chi’s gentle,low-impact movements don’t generate the potentially damaging shock, trauma andinjuries often associated with high-impact exercise/sports. So tai chi can bepracticed by virtually anyone—regardless of their age or current state ofhealth.

Learn Tai Chi

When Tai Chi is practised, the movement creates streams of energy to flow through the body.

In the philosophy of Tai Chi, it is said Chi (life energy) follows the mind, each posture and movement creates a different energy flow that, has a benifital overall affect on overall well-being.

Tai Chi stimulates circulation, aligns the skeleton and joints correctly, stimulates the organs of the body and helps digestion.

It increases muscle tone, strength, improves balance and co ordination and improves breathing.

Taijiquan does not just provide physical benefits; by raising energy levels, it also affects the mind and the spirit.

Tai Chi focuses thought, so that mind and body energy works together as one. When practising Tai Chi, people find that they are not just physically fitter but, happier, more alert, have greater mental focus and are more creative.

Tai chi is challenging to learn. People who do tai chi well make it look easy and effortless. But the truth is, taijiquan is not especially easy to learn. An interesting point about learning anything of value is: Things are difficult when you can’t do them and easy when you can. The road to attaining fluidity, smoothness and relaxed movements in your tai chi practice requires much patience and effort, just like any sport or art form.

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