How Does T'ai Chi Work?
Introduction to t'ai chi practice
Now that you understand the basics about t'ai chi, you're ready to start practicing.
After you get the hang of the introductory movements, explore qigong, breathing exercise, to add to the effectiveness of a t'ai chi program. Start with this relaxing sitting qigong meditation.
These videos will further your knowledge of t'ai chi movements. The first teaches basic exercises to help improve your balance and natural alignment. Benefits of these movements include increasing hip flexibility, leg strength and dynamic balance.
The second t'ai chi video is perfect for a quick and beneficial home workout. You can use the movements in this video daily to help improve your balance, coordination, circulation and strengthen bones and muscles.
You will get the most out of both sitting qigong and t'ai chi by approaching it as play. In fact, when Chinese people say they are going to do t'ai chi or qigong, they would never say they are going to "workout." They say, "I'm going to play t'ai chi." Remember to have fun.