WHY Tai Chi?
Tai chi, also referred to as tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant movement.
HOW TO DO THIS
- Tai Chi is a form of gentle physical exercise which is self paced. There are many forms of Tai Chi and each form has separate health benefits. You can always begin with warm up exercises. Proper breathing and centering of energy is required.
- Place your feet to align with your shoulder’s width and gently lift your hands as if lifting a balloon. Complete a full circle and bring your hands gently down. Remember to breathe slowly with each movement.
Your aim should be a long continuous breath without any interruptions in between inhalation and exhalation.
To start, place your tongue on the tip of the mouth. You should not force the tongue in any particular position. Just make note of where the tongue goes naturally.
Always remember to inhale and exhale through your nose. This encourages the proper flow of air as well as energy. Inhale through one nostril and exhale through the other.
Feel your belly move during breathing. The belly should move in and out so that the body parts experience a gentle massage. Then relax and take a deep breath.