A guide to Tai Chi, a martial art which is also a meditative means to health and harmony. Its 24 simplified movements are explained and their origins discussed. Tai Chi Qi Gong, a new form of Tai Chi with 18 movements and similarities to yoga, is also covered.
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acupuncture arms benefits This exercise body turn bow step Bruce Lee Chen family Chen style Cheng Man-ch'ing chest China Chinese martial arts coordinated elbow slightly emptiness and fullness energy Face 9 o'clock final position front of right Health benefits heel left 9 o'clock left palm level with palm Look at left Look at right martial arts meditation method Michael Tse Movement description outward palm facing forward Points to note Points to remember practising tai-chi pushing hands relaxed Repeat movements rest its toes right foot right hand right leg right palm Shaolin Shaolin temple shifting weight shoulder level side of left side of right sideways Sit back skills slowly Stand naturally straight straighten style T'ai Chi Ch'uan tai-chi master tai-chi qigong taijiquan Taoist teacher toes of left toes on floor Trevor Griffiths Turn torso slightly turning the waist Wang Shujin Wang Zongyue Weight is shifted whilst wrist wu-shu