Tai chi is defined as an internal martial art, martial art very good mind to overcome stress and other emotional disorders. Most people who practice it do so for health reasons, such as relaxation exercise or meditation.
The fact is that this martial art, developed from ancient Chinese culture, is increasingly seen as a kinesiology therapy or gymnastics. The movements of tai chi are very beneficial to mental health, helps to develop the personality and power of meditation.
In various styles and schools of tai chi learning begins with different basic tai chi movements, individual moves, exercises postures, breathing and meditation to loosen joints and relax the whole body gradually change posture avoid tensions.
The principle underlying the tai chi is the smoothness. The movements should be natural, relaxed, loose and fluid. Here there are no bumps or strength exercises, and required rapid as in the rest of the martial arts.
Instead, students are asked to movements carried out with the least possible force. Some styles of Tai chi are fast, especially the practice of tai chi with weapons, and may include some very fast isolated movements.
Tai chi is practiced carrying out various forms, each of which consists of a series of moves that are arranged in a particular order. The movements are interlinked so very fluid and have names like “White Crane Spreads its Wings” or “Split wild horse’s mane”
For connoisseurs of Chinese culture, these names have a deeper meaning than the translation can express each form of tai chi has its history and different meaning.