Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

stock-photo-young-woman-at-gym-is-practicing-tai-chi-145005433Also called Taijiquan, this art reminds the outside observer of the calm, rhythmic flowing of a river. The practitioner appears distant while at the same time focused and attentive. Seeming to make no effort, yet moving gently, the appearance masks a capacity for enormous power. Stillness in motion and motion in stillness.

A tool for improving physical and mental health, taijiquan is also a martial art, with each movement having applications. Proponents of this art state that it has brought them closer to their inner nature while enabling them to discover fresh perspectives on life.