Tai Chi is half martial art, and half meditation; part fitness of the body, and fitness of the mind. However, Tai Chi is not simply an exercise or meditation method. It’s living. Once you understand the science behind Tai Chi, you’ll discover how its principles of balance are designed to improve the way you start your morning and the way you move through the day. It also reduces stress, promotes tranquility, and strengthens vital muscle groups that are responsible for balance and fall prevention.
Proven by science to boost cellular regeneration, reduce the risk of falling, and reduce stress. Tai Chi has been officially endorsed by Harvard Medical School.
However, the true power of Tai Chi lies in its ability to help 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 Parkinson’s, 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.