Tai Chi Postures
I have trained in the YANG Style Short Form as Modified by Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing for the last 36years. I am interested in the Martial side of the Art but only teach Beginners form and some Chi Kung and Relaxation. My Main interest now is in the Healing side of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. The understanding that most Dis Ease is caused or triggered by stress and tension of various kinds makes Tai Chi and Chi Kung
valuable treasures in our armoury of defensive tools.
Tai Chi- The Supreme Ultimate. (See The Yin Yang Symbol)
It is the continuous movement of two opposing forces striving to find Complete Harmony, It literally means “Great Polarity.” The opposite poles of this polarity are referred to as yin and yang. Just like plus and minus, each opposite exists because of the existence of the other. The Taoists say that the yin and yang (born from the state of tai chi) give rise to all things and processes in the universe. The Chi in Tai Chi is not the same as in Chi Kung that is the Life force or Breath . This is as mentioned meaning Ultimate. Anyway for most people Tai Chi represents the gentle flowing exercise used to bring Harmony and Relaxation to Mind and Body. It is actually one movement from start to finish with some very slight transition points as one moves from one posture to another . It is also the continuous movement from Yin to Yang from Full to Empty as one moves through the postures . It Looks very graceful but is not easy to master. It takes perseverance and practice and the understanding that you will learn all of the Tai Chi form at some point in your life if you persevere to practice it.