This introductory workshop will include practice of fundamentals and the beginning movements of the traditional Yang style sequence taught in our weekly classes. Application of the movements will be introduced.
T'ai Chi (an abbreviation of T'ai Chi Ch'uan, 太極拳, also transcribed Taijiquan) has been characterized as "a moving meditation." Usually practiced slowly, this internal Chinese martial art integrates the mind, body and breath, promotes relaxation, balance and bone density, and provides aerobic benefits despite its serene appearance. As a no-impact exercise, the fluid motions of Taijiquan are appropriate for all ages. As a martial art, it holds the principle of overcoming hardness with softness as an ideal.