Tai Chi Chuan is one of the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts, one of the most popular activities worldwide. It can be practiced by people of all ages. A practicing the successive positions of Tai Chi Chuan, we can obtain peace of mind and physical health.
Tai Chi word derives from one of the oldest books of Chinese “I-Ching” or “Book of Changes” literature.
The concept of this philosophy originated in 3000. According to “I-Ching” is said that Tai Chi gave rise to two basic concepts:
Yin and yang.
Yin represents the dark side of matter.
Yan represents the bright side of matter.
Chinese philosophy is divided into three main branches: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The philosophy of Taoism is attributed to the concepts of Tai Chi, which are based on the Genesis of the Universe, which initiates the two forces Yin and Yang.
The three philosophies fundamentally influence Chinese thinking.
“Tai” – FORMA
“Chi” – ENERGIA VITAL
“Chuan” – FIGHTER
The founder Taijiquan observed some aspects of long-lived animals, the phenomenon of creation and penetration of Yin and Yang, the theory that the smoothness exceeds the hardness and vice versa. In this way, the transcendental art of Tai Chi Chuan was created.
The theory of Tai Chi has been widely used in Chinese philosophy, medicine, martial arts and military strategies.
The benefits of practicing Tai Chi Chuan:
People living in cities due to work pressure and lack of exercise can become overweight, stress and other diseases.
Tai Chi Chuan is one of the best exercises for all ages.
It looks like a classical dance with funny moves, but the regular practice of Tai Chi Chuan will make our mind becomes calmer, our deep, relaxed breathing, we improve blood circulation and improve our digestive system.
Practicing tai chi also helps people who suffer from asthma, rheumatism, insomnia or neurotic crisis. Improving our mental well-being has a positive effect on the functioning of all organs.
In the case of asthma, practicing a deep breath and regulate the diaphragm, which is connected to the movement, calm attack and panic. This shows that we are able to control some deficiencies in our body ourselves. I myself know, thanks to regular practice, the natural way to maintain continuous relaxation is the most effective.
During inhalation, the diaphragm expands not only outwardly but also downwards towards the abdomen so that the lungs have more room.
The rhythmic movements of the diaphragm can provide gentle massage of the one heart and intestines. This breathing method can also strengthen the digestive system and other internal organs of the body.
Soft and slow movements of Tai Chi Chuan can provide relaxation to tendons, bones, joints and muscles.
This practice allows rotating joint, which helps somewhat to prevent rheumatism, arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone infection any.
Tai Chi Chuan is one of the best exercises for people suffering from hypertension or heart disease, as other sports and exercises require much effort and stress to perform them.
During training, body weight constantly moves from left to right, which stimulates both sides of the cerebral hemisphere, but also the energy channel of the left and right meridian (according to plans acupuncture).
This establishes the physical and mental balance of the whole organism.
Tai Chi Chuan
COMPONENTS OF TAI CHI CHUAN
Tai Chi Forms A.
B. Push Hands
C. Self – Defense and wrestling.
D. Internal Force
E. Tai Chi Weapons
Tai Chi forms:
The most common part of Tai Chi Chuan is the form of hand that is completed in about 15 minutes. slow motion and fluid can have a powerful effect on physical and mental health.
There are two stages in learning the Handform:
At the beginning, we learn the movements in simplified form, step by step, known as the “square shape”. This compares to teach a child to write, since first be taught to form capital letters. Only when we have mastered this simple method of how we can move forward to learn the “round shape” which is the same technique as the square shape, but performed freely and smoothly.
Pushing Hands is to train in the use of sensitivity and skilful techniques to disrupt the balance of our opponents. Pushing hands plays an important role in self-defense. You can loosen and relax our joints, this training will also increase our sensitivity and improve our reaction.
Self-defense and fighting:
There is a poem known Tai Chi: “A force of four ounces overcomes a force of one thousand pounds”. The Tai Chi self defense encompasses spiritual and philosophical concepts combat, a supreme art, rather than a personal defense.
Self-defense Tai Chi mentioned stillness, defeat, movement and smoothness, hardness. Self defense techniques Tai Chi taken from Tai Chi movements Handform. Practice with a partner is needed to develop our ability to use these techniques to defend and fight your opponent. We must make these techniques second nature to us, so that in a real situation, react instinctively and decisively.
In ancient times, the inner strength was traditionally effective training to strengthen our body to defend against the enemy.
A learning the inner strength, we can also achieve a transcendental stage of tranquility.
Tai Chi a man of first class should go through this sublime stage or have no idea.
Internal Strength training is a self-cultivation both physical and spiritual, evolved from the ideas of the theory of Tai Chi and founder studied and learned aspects of the lives of some long-lived animals. It comprises a series of twelve styles Yin and Yang series of complementary styles. Following the rhythm of nature, embracing both the Yin and the Yang with the movement and stillness of life in unity, it is the advanced level should learn Tai Chi Chuan.
Tai Chi weapons:
The three weapons used in Tai Chi Chuan are the sword, Saber and lance. Elegant and continuous movements of Tai Chi weapons contain the quality of Yin and Yang, softness and hardness, when in harmony, this is Tai Chi.
The movement of the flowing sword like a dragon flying through the sky, and the movements of the Sable as dynamic as a tiger while the spear as willows swaying in the wind.
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