1. What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai Chi Chuan is an efficient way to deal with adversity. Through the best coordination with spirit and body, Tai Chi practitioners reach a harmonious state with their environment. Most people refer to Tai Chi Chuan as Tai Chi (Taiji), which is the theory and philosophy that give guidance to Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi theory emphasizes the harmony of two opposites, in a ever changing state. Tai Chi Chuan carries out this idea in a martial art form.
2. Is Tai Chi Chuan a slow motion exercise?
The speed of Tai Chi Chuan is relative to the speed of change of Yin and Yan two sides – slow or quick both can be at their extreme.
3. What is the difference between Tai Chi and Chi Kung?
The power of movements in Tai Chi Chuan comes from efficient energy circulation. Chi Kung deals with energy circulation. Therefore, Chi Kung is always practiced as part of Tai Chi Chuan.
4. Is Tai Chi similar to Kung Fu?
Kung Fu is a common terminology referring to the skill levels or efforts in any pursuit. In popular culture Kung Fu has become interchangeable with martial arts.
5. Is Tai Chi a form of meditation?
There are many similarities between Tai Chi Chuan and meditation. What differentiates them lays on the basic requirements. Tai Chi Chuan requires its practitioner to stay alert and be positive to deals with any change at any time. Because it is a martial art, it is vital to win. Furthermore, because it carries the principles of Tai Chi, reaching harmony is Tai Chi Chuan’s ultimate goal.
6. What is the difference between Tai Chi and Yoga?
They both deal with mind and body. Besides peace and efficiency of body control, Tai Chi emphasize on the usage of body to deal with changes.
7. I have only a few minutes of free time each day. What can I do to exercise?
Each moment one is breathing, is a moment when one can exercise in Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi energy circulation requires little body movements. One can practice it at any time with any posture – standing, seating, even lying in bed. Tai Chi movements requires a cubical space of only one’s body length.
8. Will Tai Chi help me to slim down?
Tai Chi emphasizes on the efficient usage of one’s body and soul. If a person feels obesity is not efficient (to the body and soul); then the person’s practice in Tai Chi can lead to a body that fits their need.
9. Will Tai Chi help me to lower my blood pressure?
Better blood pressure levels can be attained by regulating one’s mood in Tai Chi practice.
10. Will Tai Chi help me find relief from pain?
Pain relief is one of the most common benefits of practicing Tai Chi Chuan. Because Tai Chi emphasizes on good alignment of one’s body structure, smooth breathing pattern, balanced contraction; along with the relaxation of muscles and tendons- pain and stress can diminish after a good practice.
11. Can Tai Chi help me fight cancer?
12. Will Tai Chi bring me peace and happiness?
We practice Tai Chi Chuan to enjoy the harmony inside us and to make peace with our environment. When we feel harmony, peace and happiness follow.
13. Why choose Tai Chi over other exercise?
Once you have Tai Chi, it is yours for your life time. The benefits you can enjoy last till the last breath.
14. Why choose TCSociety to learn Tai Chi Chuan?
TCSociety helps you to develop your ability by understanding Tai Chi principles and applications. You come to learn, not to imitate. What you learn when studying with TCSociety can be applied to any schools of Tai Chi Chuan, and can be used in any application of your desire. We have students use it in martial arts, as well as in practicing surgery, golfing, music, hair styling, and … almost any thing you can think of. After all, Tai Chi Chuan help you to develop the efficient usage of your mind and body. The different usage is at the command of your desire.