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What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

What is Tai Chi? The myths of its origins.

Tai chi has many myths about its origins. One of those myths says that one day the Taoist monk Chang San-feng was disturbed by the sounds of a snake and a crane fighting in his courtyard. Each time the crane’s rapierlike beak stabbed, the flexible snake twisted out of reach. And the crane’s wings, like […]

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

What is the Qi (氣) in Tai Chi and Qigong and how does it work?

In the many articles and news items which proliferate in the media about Tai Chi and Qigong and Chinese medicine, the word which crops up again and again is ‘qi’ (氣). Pronounced ‘chee’ and not to be confused with the word ‘chi’ in Tai Chi the concept of ‘qi’ pervades much of Chinese medicine and […]

A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See

The proper question to ask yourself may not be why you should practice tai chi, but why not. New York Times; By JANE E. BRODY; Published: September 27, 2010. A recent article published in the New York Times outlines the health benefits of practicing Tai Chi very clearly. The writer reviews some of the recent […]