School of Taoist Practices and Inner Alchemy

Tai Chi

Boston Healing Tao School of Taoist Practices

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Tai Chi Chi Kung is a relaxed moving meditation and martial art which calms the body and mind. Tai Chi increases your life force. Tai Chi will teach you to generate more energy, release tension and improve your posture and breathing.

At the Boston Healing Tao we teach the following Tai Chi forms:

Tai Chi Chi Kung Short Form, Yang Style

Learn to move freely and naturally without stiffness or tension. This easy to learn Yang style Tai Chi form consists of thirteen movements repeated in five directions.  Click here to learn with our Short Form DVD.

Tai Chi Long Form, Yang Style

Students learn Master Wei Lun Huang’s 108 movement classical Yang style Tai Chi Long Form.  If you like the Yang short form you’ll love the long form.  Students will learn more incredible, graceful movements in this powerful long form.

Rainy Day Tai Chi

This form distills the essence of Traditional Yang style Tai Chi forms into a series of simple repetitive movements. It’s simplicity makes it easy to learn and allows one to quickly focus on the Tai Chi principles of body alignment, relaxation, balance and breathing.

DSCF0147Tai Chi combines movement, meditation and self-defense. The movements are graceful, the tempo is slow and the health benefits are great. 

Tai Chi calms the body and mind and increases your life force energy known as ‘CHI’.  Tai Chi will teach you to generate more energy, release tension and improve your posture and breathing.

Tai Chi movements have their origins in the martial arts, therefore practicing them does have some martial applications.  The Chinese characters for Tai Chi can be translated to:  ‘Supreme Ultimate Force’.  This is associated with the concept of Yin and Yang.  Yin and Yang encompasses an oppositional yet attracting dynamic in all things such as; light and dark, male and female, inner and outer.  Many Tai Chi movements are originally derived from the martial arts and likely earlier from the observation of natural movements found in nature, animals and birds.

Tai Chi has is connected with a Chinese system of divination called the I Ching where there is a relationship between the the five elements of Chinese alchemy (metal, wood, fire, water and earth), and the 64 trigrams.

The rest of the work in mastering Tai Chi involves learning to use energy in each posture. Working with Chi, or energy, referred to as inner work, is what makes Tai Chi unique and what distinguishes it from the external forms of martial arts.

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