Tai Chi is different from many western forms of health and fitness. Its training methods are based on Chinese philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine, qigong (cultivation of energy and meditation) and martial principles.
Moving from hard to soft, from the external to the internal, from rough to smooth and from shallow to deep are all ways through which consistent training gradually refines the mind, body and spirit. Initially, you might have begun training in Tai Chi or Wu Dao Gong for health or self defence reasons, only to discover positive change on many different levels.
Interview with Feng Xiu Qian Laoshi, daughter of the founder of the Hun Yuan Tai Chi System
It is always a reluctant goodbye to Wudang as it holds enormous charm for those who appreciate Chinese culture and the beauty of these mountains. It was only a two hour drive to Xiang Fan, an old dusty town. We had a spicy meal that we all enjoyed and then off to Hotel Vienna. The following day, we flew to Beijing, the last leg of the tour.