Like the iceberg, the greater proportion of Tai Chi is below the surface.
Tai Chi is a martial art offering a sophisticated and scientific method of self-defence that has at its core the philosophical vision of how the Chinese see the universe and man’s place within it. An over simplification would be the Chinese vision of how the world works by the interaction between Yin and Yang.
So the art of Tai Chi is to improve the way the body interacts with the world. Therefore, the body increases its harmony with the universe and performs better and accrues benefits in condition, health and well-being. Even those who do not wish to learn all the aspects of Tai Chi and may only wish to concentrate on the health and well being benefits soon begin to understand that the philosophical concepts on which the art is based set it apart from other exercise forms.
These health and well-being elements come from the hand form which is practiced in a slow, soft, meditative formation that relieves stress and anxiety and it also improves posture and balance. The hand form gently massages and stimulates the internal organs and helps relax the whole body offering dramatic improvement in health and fitness to all its students, no matter what their age or fitness level. Why not see what Tai Chi’s holistic approach can do for you.