What is Taijiquan (T’ai ChiChuan)?Taijiquan is a Chinese martial art originally practiced for self defense that is now respected worldwide as a method to improving physical and cognitive abilities.Through this system of low impact exercises, Taiji promotes a graceful, rhythmic pattern of breathing, stretching, and continual movement in a series of integrated postures. Taijiquan is also a vibrant system of movement that acts as metaphor for life with the following three touchstones.
Balance is the foundation of movement. The concept of yin and yang is based in balance.
Harmony is the next step. Using your understanding your own internal balance of yin and yang to gracefully blend your energy with your surroundings and the other people you encounter.
Strength is the result. When there is no need to struggle, you can use the skills you have gained to move with confidence and power through any terrain.