T’ai Chi (also spelled Taiji) is a Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, as well as, its health benefits. It refers to a philosophy of the forces of ying and yang, related to the moves. The “what” the “why” and the “how”.
The “what”…Whether practiced for health, the develop of inner awareness, or for martial ability the what of T’ai Chi is the daily practice of a sequence of movements. For the best results you should practice twice a day for 15 to 30 minutes each session. Practice the sequence of movements slowly, smoothly, and gently.
Slowly develops your ability to move at any speed. Smoothly develops your balance and your ability to instantly change direction. Gently develops your ability to apply current range of strength in very considerate, effective waves. You earn these abilities by your individual practice.
Level 1 practice includes three sequences. The first sequence includes 27 movements. To help guarantee your learning each class will usually emphasize only one or two movements.
Each of the three sequences are designed to develop specific aspects and abilities that help ensure health and well being. Sequence one refines balance, equilibrium, and both calmness and clarity of mind.
The “why”…Are you working at home, or working in a business, or working/performing as a professional athlete? The correct practice of T’ai Chi has repeatedly shown to produce and promote finer balance, enhance cognitive function, and strengthen the immune system.
One enjoyable result of daily practice of T’ai Chi is the cultivating of your ability to immediately release mental stress and physical tension. This will free you to proceed with the greater ease and effectiveness in the various areas of your life.
Emotional calmness and clarity of mind are two of the very beneficial outcomes of daily T’ai Chi practice. Longevity-a healthier longevity-is another enjoyable outcome.
The “how”…Attend class. ask questions. Makes notes to help you remember what-and-how to practice. Mention what you are learning and noticing. Ensure that you understand exactly what-to-practice and how-to-practice. And practice at home.
Commit to a fulfilling course of action and for refining your abilities and awareness… for a lifetime… and the time of your life.