Chi Chi Kung / Qi Gong
Chi Chi Kung / Qi Gong by definition refers to Tai Chi energy work. In this post I will try to shed some light on what is meant by the Chi Kung / Qi Gong energy work aspect of the practice? Tai Chi Chi Kung / Qi Gong is often taught as a set of moves separate from the Tai Chi sets. I have found that the vast majority of the time these other moves do not come with much of an explanation of why and how they are any different from the Tai Chi in the Tai Chi sets and that the moves by themselves do not impart any kind of ability different than what is already available in the Tai Chi sets.
Tai Chi Chuan
Tai Chi Chuan, also spelled T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Taijiquan, is both a martial art and a spiritual discipline. Its movements are slow and meditative, yet have an unseen internal strength, often described as “steel wrapped in cotton.” It is this combination of soft and hard, or yin and yang, which generates the great rewards of improved health and fitness physically, mentally and spiritually.
T’ai Chi can be practiced by people of all ages and levels of fitness. Because its movements are done slowly and with great attention, it is well suited for the elderly or those recovering from an injury or illness. Its many layers of self defense application, varying levels of practice and heightened mind/body awareness can aid young, athletic people in their everyday life and in conventional sports.
Regular practice of T’ai Chi can:
- reduce stress
- lower blood pressure and increase circulation
- open joints to heal injuries and relieve arthritis
- improve mind/body awareness
- increase overall body strength and
- promote longevity
How To Learn Tai Chi Online From Ancient Masters
I practice Tai Chi on a regular basis and have lost fat, gained muscle, have better balance, more energy, a more balanced mind, more balanced moods and feel so much healthier. If I can do it, so can you. You can learn Tai Chi right in the comfort of your own home with various YouTube Videos on Tai Chi. Learning in your home as opposed to joining a dojo has many benefits, especially if you are a busy person who would not be able to make it to the dojo on the required days and hours.
Benefits of learning Tai Chi
1. You can learn Tai Chi on your own schedule
2. You learn when you want to and when you have spare time to do so
3. You do not need to travel, so you can save time and money on commuting
4. You have the convenience to learn when and where you want to
5. You can learn from superior teachers This is much like studying to get an associate, bachelors or even doctorate degree all online. You get to study when you want to, learn when you have the spare time and get your degree when you so choose. The trick is to just do it!
Tai Chi and Qigong Schools teach the positive benefits of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi is considered a "moving meditation" and, in theory, and practice, has evolved to encompass principles of traditional Chinese medicine; that is, the mind, body, and spirit are deemed as a single entity. Qigong, another martial art, focuses more on spirituality and was historically practiced in Taoist and Buddhist monasteries. However, both Tai Chi and Qigong...