Category: Tai Chi

  • Immunity

    Immunity

    Why do some people seem to be able to weather any storm without getting sick, while others fall prey to even the slightest sniffle? The answer lies in our immune system, which can be weakened or strengthened. What can we do to aid the body in its fight against external pathogenic factors? Traditional methods like…

  • Finding your Qi

    Finding your Qi

    For many Westerners, the concept of qi (气) can be difficult to grasp. Qi is not a familiar term to most English speakers for example and does not have a direct translation from Chinese. In actual fact, the term is not even defined in Chinese which is a language whereby meaning comes largely by associations…

  • Wuwei

    Wuwei

    Wuwei, a concept deeply rooted in Taoist philosophy, holds a significant place in the practice of Tai Chi. Often translated as “non-action,” it is more about acting without resistance or forcing natural processes. The concept of wuwei involves being present in the moment and responding appropriately to situations without interfering with their natural course. It…

  • Sticky hands

    Sticky hands

    One of the key components of Tai Chi is “sticky hands,” also known as “yifu shou.” Sticky hands is a partner exercise that teaches students how to respond to an opponent’s movements and develop sensitivity in their hands and arms. In this blog post, we will explore the art of yifu shou in Tai Chi…

  • Top ten reasons to take up Tai Chi

    Top ten reasons to take up Tai Chi

    Tai Chi, also known as Tai Chi Chuan, is a Chinese martial art that has been practiced for centuries. It is a slow, gentle, and meditative practice that is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi is known to have numerous benefits for both physical and mental health. In this article,…

  • The Science of Tai Chi: Research and Evidence

    The Science of Tai Chi: Research and Evidence

    Tai Chi is a martial art that has gained immense popularity across the world. This soft internal style martial art is known for its low-impact, meditative practice that offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits. In this blog post, we will explore the science of Tai Chi and examine the research and evidence that supports the…