Tai Chi for Health

After a period of regular practice, the effects of Tai Chi Ch'uan can be felt in one's enhanced physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The body becomes more supple and its movements gain poise and become more graceful.

On the emotional level, one becomes more relaxed, tolerant and generally happier.

There is a growing body of literature on the effects of Tai Chi and Chi Kung on many disorders.

Even after a short period of regular practice, those disorders caused by anxiety and nervous tension can be greatly alleviated and in some cases eliminated altogether.

When it comes to longer periods of practice there does not seem to be a limit on the healing effects which can be obtained.

Tai Chi is suitable for all and any condition as the student works at their own pace.

Please be aware that Tia Chi and Qi Gong are Exercise Systems That require practice and effort by the student.

 

Like a Bank account if nothing is put in nothing can be taken out!

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An extract from.  "APPLIED TAI CHI CHUAN". by NIGEL SUTTON

It has often been said that those who study Martial Arts are all too ready to suspend  their own sense of disbelief, in other words they seem to want to be duped or deceived. This is particularly true of Tai Chi Ch'uan followers, unless the training includes realistic opportunities to see what it feels like to strike and be struck it remains an exercised in fantasy.

Because of the emphasis in recent years, on the arts  health promoting aspects, coupled with  the large body of myth and legend surrounding its famous practitioners, In the past Tai Chi Ch'uan has become an attractive practice to those who are seeking a semi mystical Art which doesn't involve too much in the way of physical hardship.

Interested students have tended to be those who have tried external Martial Arts, but have found them to be too realistic, They have liked the idea of gaining  a sort of pseudo mystical power, that is a misinterpretation of the classic writings which seems to promise this.

Of course  where such students existed there have also been teachers ready and willing to pander to these desires.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDING PRACTICE FOR

 LONG TERM    DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNAL POWER.

 

In standing practice the critical, are learning to:

1/.Become aware of the interior landscape of your body.

2/.Release the tension of your body, from the inside, without strain.

3/.Let the sense of physical strength go, which causes the body to soften while maintaining excellent muscle tone.

4/.Sink your chi (weight), develop root.

5/.Become able to feel the six combinations of your body, and link up their corresponding chi pathways in your body.

6/.During martial Art movements maintain the ability to feel the inside of your body clearly, thereby gaining self-awareness of both the inside and the outside of your body simultaneously, this eventually allows you not to get distracted by your chi during movement. This ability is critical in high speed movement, especially in Bagua with its fast spins and turns, where people tend to disconnect from their insides in order to maintain awareness of their internal physical movements in space.

7/.Become sensitive to the chin the space around your body.

B. K. Frantzis . " The power of Internal Martial Arts"

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