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Tai Chi (correctly spelt Taiji, or fully as Taijiquan) is perhaps the most effective way to develop balanced health for the body and the mind. It develops:
* Improved overall health
* Calmness and focus of mind
* Increased energy
* Suppleness, strength, co-ordination, balance, and agility
* Relaxation and freedom from stress
* Strengthening of the internal functions of the body, such as the immune system, metabolic functions, and cardiovascular system
* Understanding of the body’s processes and self-healing
* Harmony with the natural laws of human life
It is an ancient, time-tested traditional Chinese method of self-development, and is a subtle blend of the most refined Medical, Meditative and Martial knowledge combining self-discipline, graceful movement and effortless power.
Students develop increasing physical and mental skills, as awareness and understanding of all aspects of their self increases. You can learn and practise Tai Chi at your individual pace, and, as there are ever-new levels, throughout the rest of your life. These disciplines rely on a mindful re-discovery of the body to enrich and inspire one’s experience of any aspect of life.
Throughout history, Tai Chi has been used by Chinese scholars, monks, sages, artists, intellectuals, emperors and their imperial guards, princes and commoners, because of its extraordinary versatility and proven effectiveness. Whilst drawing from all the strands of Chinese spiritual and philosophical thought, Tai Chi is not tied to any religion or dogma, but is available to any interested student.
Practitioners of yoga, dance or other martial arts often find that the internal and flowing approach of Tai Chi perfectly complements their own training.