Tai Chi is half martial art, and half meditation; part fitness of the body, and fitness of the mind.
However, Tai chi isn’t simply exercise, or meditation. It’s living. Once you become aware of what Tai Chi is, you’ll discover how its principles of balance impact everything you do, from the way you wake up in the morning, to the way you move through your daily routine, reduce stress throughout the day, and feel better when you come home.
Proven by science to boost cellular regeneration and reduce stress, Tai Chi is often lauded as the “ultimate anti-aging exercise” that can be performed anywhere.
However, the true power of Tai Chi lies in helping students understand their own bodies at a deeper level, to gently work with any pain, stiffness, or areas in need of strengthening; both in their practice, and in their day-to-day lives.
It is helping improve quality of life issues for individuals with Parkinsons, for people who have balance issues, as well as those who are living with the angst of Cancer.
Chi Force presents Chen Style Tai Chi, a synthesis of ancient principles of Chinese philosophy, medicine and martial arts traced back to the 17th century and considered the original form of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi’s name reveals its nature, derived from a philosophical term (also “Tai Chi”) first mentioned in texts some 3,000 years ago, that reads:
“In all changes exists Tai Chi, which causes the two opposites in everything.”
This, along with the Taoist principles in which Tai Chi has deep roots, underlines the core principle of the art: the yin and yang balance, both between ourselves and nature, and the “three treasures”—mind, body, and spirit.