Is an ancient art of cultivating energy using breath, posture and meditation techniques.
Usually there is not much footwork and may also be performed seated.
The main principles for achieving this are:
Proper Body Alignment (bones lined up in correct posture)
Relaxed Complete Breathing
Muscles and Joints Relaxed (unlocked)
Mind Attentive: relaxed paying attention - But Not Strongly Focused (concentrating too hard)
The more you practice the exercises, you will train the body to respond to your mind and achieve the best environment for Qi flow through the Meridian Channels.
Qigong can be done by anyone, as it can be accomplished standing, sitting, or even lying down. It is easier to learn, and has many benefits.
Is a younger art of moving meditation in a sequence of slow motion Martial Arts moves that exercise the body and move the energy around the meridians.
Since in practicing Tai Chi forms you are walking, sometimes kicking and squatting down, it is more demanding physically. This also creates strength, balance and bone density improvement as a weight bearing activity. Studying the traditional forms is also challenging mentally (good for brain stimulation) since you are memorizing the choreography.
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