TAIJI (T'AI CHI)

The practice of Taijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’uan), commonly referred to as Taiji (T’ai Chi) translates as “great ultimate boxing” or “supreme ultimate fist”. It is a Chinese discipline and system of exercises that while strongly rooted in the martial arts, is mostly practiced today as a moving meditation. There are many different forms of Taiji, most of which are characterized by a slow, graceful, continuous flow of movements. Through keen awareness of breath and motion, Taiji creates an alert and relaxed state of being that puts the mind and body in perfect unison. It would be considered a more advanced form of Qigong.