Sunday morning with Tai Chi movements and breathing


Yesterday morning is a new experience for me. Since January 1, 2008 my local community have been organizing a Tai Chi session every Sunday morning at a school compound. Unfortunately for the past 2 weeks I was unable to attend it but not yesterday. It is totally a new experience for me.

So let’s us know more about Tai Chi.

Tai chi chuan (traditional Chinese: ???; simplified Chinese: ???; pinyin: tàijíquán; Wade-Giles: t’ai4 chi2 ch’üan2) is an internal Chinese martial art. Tai chi is typically practised for a variety of reasons: its soft martial techniques, demonstration competitions, health and longevity. Consequently, there exist a multitude of training forms, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of Tai chi chuan’s training forms are well known to Westerners as the slow motion routines that groups of people practice together every morning in parks around the world, particularly in China.

Today, tai chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of tai chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun. Who actually created tai chi is a subject of much argument and speculation. However, the oldest documented tradition is that of the Chen family from the 1820s.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Chi_Chuan

But certainly I am not learning the other side of Tai Chi, which is the Battle or Combat Tai Chi. I am learning the softer Tai Chi which is the health Tai Chi meant for healthy body.

In case you want to know about Combat Tai Chi, view this video,

According to a health source Tai chi: Improved stress reduction, balance, agility for all. The ancient art of tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. Find out how to get started.

The graceful images of people gliding through dance-like poses as they practice tai chi (TIE-chee) are compelling. Simply watching them is relaxing. Tai chi, in fact, is often described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body.

Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that has existed for some 2,000 years. Practiced regularly, tai chi can help you reduce stress and enjoy other health benefit.

Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice tai chi. It doesn’t take physical prowess. Rather, tai chi emphasizes technique over strength.

Tai chi is used to:
* Reduce stress
* Increase flexibility
* Improve muscle strength and definition
* Increase energy, stamina and agility
* Increase feelings of well-being

Tai Chi Breathing is the secret to great health. Tai Chi breathing technique is the one that will keep me going for a further extensive exercise like jogging or even marathon running. My dad who is now 70 is still jogging for 1 km every morning because of this Tai Chi breathing techniques.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Fauzi on January 21st, 2008

    Seni bela diri yang perlu anda pelajari. Fauzi ahmad.

  2. roslimh on January 21st, 2008

    @Fauzi

    Betul tu tapi tai chi sekadar untuk senaman. seni bela diri eloklah kita bangsa melayu dengan silat. boleh jadi sparring partner untuk “sukmorogo”

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