Tai Chi & QiGong

History of Yang Tai Chi


Yang Tai Chi or Yang style Tai Chi Chuan was founded by Yang Luchan. Yang Luchan learned from the 14th generation Chen family master.

Tai Chi Chuan, or Taijiquan or is generally called Tai Chi. Around the Yuan and Ming Dynasty about 700 years ago, Tai Chi, as a form of martial art, was created by Chang Sanfeng. Today, after many generations, Tai Chi has been developed into various styles.

It is generally recognized by Chinese society that there are 5 different main styles of Tai Chi - Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu and Sun styles. All 5 styles are a little different in movement, but all adopt the same principles in the internal energies of Tai Chi.

It was said that some Tai Chi moves were inspired by the fighting moves between a crane and a snake. The moves capture the hard force of the crane and the soft flexibility of the snake representing the Yin & Yang balance.
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Tai Chi

Tai Chi or Taiji often called Tai chi chuan, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training by many in ancient times and by millions for its health benefits today.

Tai Chi represents the fusion of Yin and Yang energy for mind, body and spirit through slow movement and natural breathing to bring about a state of calm and clarity.

Yang Tai Chi is highly regarded for its graceful, slow, even, and circular movements.

Amongst the many styles of Tai Chi practices, Yang Tai Chi is one of the most widely practiced Tai Chi styles worldwide today.

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QiGong

QiGong or often called “Chi Kung” is a practice of breathing, physical movement, and mind to cultivate and balance QI (chi) which is the "intrinsic life energy".

QiGong practice co-ordinates rhythmic breathing with slow repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding qi through the body along meridians paths.

Many forms of QiGong exist today. Some emphasis is on breathing, others on tendons and muscle exercises. Others practices through mimicking animals’ movements or meditative breathing.

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