T’ai chi was developed as a martial art form of qigong, and it is practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation. T’ai chi is known for its slow, fluid movements, however a multitude of traditional and modern training forms exist to address the goals of the user, including secondary forms with a faster pace.
A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin • Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing • Explores how to counter the natural instinct to resist force with force and develop yielding softness...
Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a slow and relaxed moving meditation. It is also a sophisticated martial arts system. Through practicing Taijiquan, you are able to calm down the mind, locate your spiritual center, and consequently find your entire being.
Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of “internal” movement and training for students of T’ai Chi and other internal martial arts. Step-by-step exercises help to bring the theoretical into concrete practice and application.
One of the most popular Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Chuan is also one of the most effective stress relievers available. In China, it is also used extensively for the prevention and treatment of illnesses, and its beneficial effects on health and fitness are now widely recognized in the West.