Taiji (tai chi), short for Tai ji quan, or T'ai chi ch'üan (pinyin: tàijíquán), is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements. Today, taiji has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of taiji trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu and Sun. All of the former, in turn, trace their historical origins to Chen Village.

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My Pocket Tai Chi : Improve Focus. Reduce Stress. Find Balance.

By: Adams Media

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Adams Media: 2018

Seller ID: 9781507207246

ISBN: 1507207247

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: New