Tai Chi Definition
Tai Chi: Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese mind-body relaxation exercise consisting of 108 intricate exercise sequences performed in a slow relaxed manner over a 30 minute period. The Chinese characters for Tai Chi Chuan can be translated as the 'Supreme Ultimate Force'. The notion of 'supreme ultimate' is often associated with the Chinese concept of yin-yang, the notion that one can see a dynamic duality (male/female, active/passive, dark/light, forceful/yielding, etc.) in all things. This form of Chinese exercise uses slow and deliberate movement, as well as meditation. Tai Chi may calm the nerves, tone muscles, and balance one's internal energy. In addition, the regular practice of Tai Chi may even slow down the aging process, help one to maintain agility, and promote and enhance the internal functions of the body. This low impact exercise can be done anywhere as it requires no equipment or special clothing.