Tai Chi (Taiji)
All Tai Chi are not the same. There are many FREE Tai Chi at parks or community centers. Unfortunately these Tai Chi are NOT real. These kind of Tai Chi is about memorizing movements that has no healing or self defense capabilities.
At Bellaire Yoga Tai Chi, we value tradition and quality training. Our instructors have decades of training. We offer Authentic Tai Chi that can heal or be used for self defense. You can ACTUALLY FEEL these energies (Qi) moving in your body & healing effect when you do Tai Chi with us.
Tai Chi movements can also be used for healing. The deeper and higher level of training is to use the movements of Tai Chi to move the Qi in the body for healing. A high-level, Tai Chi master can guide someone to use the movements for healing or for rehabilitation.
Our Tai Chi programs taught by Master Wong includes self defense with Tai Chi, Push-Hands, Silk Reeling, Tai Chi swords, Tai Chi staff and Tai Chi Pole-Shaking.
Tai Chi is a non-aggresive martial art that teaches you to understand yourself. Tai Chi focuses on grace, harmony, and self control (inner peace.) Taiji is continuous and everflowing, unrestrained and expressive. Tai Chi teaches you how to strengthen your own body through your own energy called Qi. Tai Chi strengthen and conditions the body while also building flexibility and coordination.
The initial stage in Tai Chi is for health by circulating qi in the body through slow, continuous, & fluid movements. This is done in conjunction with proper breathing, which helps build stamina. It is very important to know when to exhale & inhale. The slow flowing movement is to help one understand one’s body and muscle coordination. When Tai Chi is done properly it is relaxing, mind calming, and invigorating. It is important that you follow an experienced instructor to guide you through Tai Chi.
This MIND CALMING effect is also known as “Meditation in Motion.” Meditation in Motion is the term given for feeling of Qi moving throughout the body that can be felt throughout the body that also RELAXES the mind just like meditation.
There are many health benefits with Tai Chi. Tai Chi helps reduce stress. Tai Chi increases joint mobility, flexibility, strengthen tendons, and organs of the body. Tai Chi improves circulation, coordination, and balance.
Three stages of Tai Chi
1. The initial stage in Tai Chi is for health by circulating Qi in the body.
2. The second stage is conditioning the body to gain strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and coordination.
3. Once the body is conditioned, the martial arts or self defense application is the later stage.
As a practitioner, you have the choice on how far you want to go with Taiji.
Mastering Tai Chi is about mastering yourself. Using VIRTUES to guide you to a deeper understanding of Tai Chi. Understanding your internal and external conflict to find balance.
A True Tai Chi Master will help you comprehend this concept.