Internal strength is holistic strength.
To get bigger, stronger, faster, we use resistance to work our muscles to exhaustion repeatedly. This is what strength training is for. To become more flexible, we stretch to lengthen our tendons and muscles and increase our range of motion. This is what yoga is for. In tai chi we don't do either of these … Continue reading Tai Chi Is Sensitivity Training
Tai chi, by ancestry, is a martial art, because as a system it was originally designed for fighting. This is one way tai chi is different from yoga and other practices that are purely forms of exercise or devotion. However, the principles of tai chi are derived from qigong, translated as "energy work", which, along … Continue reading Tai Chi as a Martial Healing Art