T’ai Chi Chih
T’ai Chi Chih is a set of 19 movements and one pose completely focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called chi. T’ai Chi Chih is also known as “Joy in Movement” and the “Effort of no effort” because both statements emphasize the fact that T’ai Chi Chih is done softly and gently and requires no special athletic ability or dexterity and can be done standing or from a seated position.
These 19 movements and pose activate, circulate and balance the vital energy which is inherent in all of us. All that is needed is a desire to access the body’s natural inclination to balance the energies of Yin and Yang. Although T’ai Chi Chih, like traditional T’ai Chi, are rooted in the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong T’ai Chi Chih is not a martial art and is not a meditation per se but more of an ‘inner discipline” of awareness and being in the present moment.
People come to T’ai Chi Chih for different reasons- on the recommendation of a physical therapist, an orthopedist, a massage therapist, a friend or have encountered it themselves at a conference or retreat.
The practice of T’ai Chi Chih originated in 1974 by T’ai Chi Chuan teacher Justin Stone who recognized the need for a simple and easily learned form of Qigong that would be accessible to many while providing benefits similar to those of traditional forms.
Reported benefits of T’ai Chi Chih include:
Increased physical energy and stamina
Improved balance and coordination
Enhanced mental concentration, clarity and creativity
Increased metabolism and weight control
Strengthened immune system
Regulated blood pressure.
T’ai Chi Chih has been endorsed by but not limited to: The Mayo Clinic, The Arthritis Foundation, The Jounal of Gerontological Nursing, National Institutes of Health and UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
For more information please visit www.taichichih.org or contact Angelina Calogero at 973.879.3918 or email@example.com