What is the Art of Tai Chi?
As people from all walks of life are discovering, Tai Chi is a highly enjoyable way to be relaxed and healthy. Tai Chi brings you inner peace, joy and vitality.
Tai Chi is a time-proven health art which uses circular, flowing movements to calm the mind and relax the body. Behind the gentle movements is a wealth of philosophy, medicine and science. Also known as meditation in motion, it is the perfect blend of relaxation and activity. Practising Tai Chi exercises the body holistically while quietening the mind.
Internally, the soft, smooth movements massage the organs, improve blood circulation and promote diaphragmatic breathing. Externally, the joints, tendons and muscles are loosened and gradually strengthened.
Tai Chi is about balance and harmony, but most of all it is about human happiness.
How Does Tai Chi Work?
The continuous flowing movements of Tai Chi are based on the principle that running water never stagnates. The gentle movements relax your muscles and joints while strengthening your body.
Through movement and meditation, Tai Chi brings you health of body and peace of mind.
"Relaxation does not mean nothing or emptiness.
The Tai Chi movements are relaxed, but alive."
– Grandmaster Fu Sheng Yuan
Does Tai Chi Reduce Stress?
Tai Chi uses calming, structured movements to counteract the stress of living in today’s fast society. Your mind is constantly stimulated and strained by work, relationships, money, etc.
Even in sleep, your mind remains active. A stressed mind makes errors and interferes with the healthy functioning of the body. The fluid movements of Tai Chi have a calming effect on the nervous system which in turn helps to relieve stress in daily life. A calmer nervous system will also assist in regulating the digestive system, strengthening the respiratory system, improving the cardio-vascular system and boosting the immune system. Tai Chi enables you to enter into a state of balance and tranquillity which allows the body-mind to heal naturally.
To simply observe people practising Tai Chi is a peaceful experience. They reflect a sense of serenity and well being. After a Tai Chi session, you always feel relaxed, refreshed and content.