Tai Ji Quan

 

 

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At the level of the physical structure, both practices work the same concept:
 
The rooting of leg (earth), fluidity and lightness of the arms (sky), the mobility and stability of the pelvis (man). It is thus necessary to work at first harmony in the microcosm of the human body, so that one can harmonize with the macrocosm of nature and the universe.
 
The two gymnastics strengthens vitality and health, and settle the emotional balance. Qi Gong and TaiJi Quan are techniques of well-being. They affect the depth of our inner being, and our deep consciousness, they awaken the potential and creativity of life. They give us a full life and a presence always positive towards others and the world; a realization in the human body, to understand that the physical power is connected in peace, softness and in the deep relaxation of the being.
 
It is necessary to understand especially that this practice brings ceaselessly an evolution of the being towards oneself, others and towards the world.
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bandeau3 Qi Gong is a part of the Chinese medicine and Taoism for over 2500 years. Qigong has an origin and methods which have a more precise role in the prevention and treatment of health, it divides in two parts: static and dynamic.
The movements of Qi Gong are simpler than TaiJi which contains more postures in motion. Qi Gong establishes a deep understanding of TaiJi practice. Taiji Quan can be considered as a detailed work of Qi Gong. In Chinese tradition, Taiji Quan is a part of dynamic Qi Gong. The practitioners of Taiji Quan work Qi Gong to increase their internal force. TaiJiQuan movements come from martial art, they are linked each other according to different forms (taolu) which correspond to various styles of Taiji.

Tai Ji Quan appeared to 17th century in Wudang mountain with Master Zhang San Feng, then four schools have been successively created.
– Yang style: the most widespread Taiji in the world as a practice of health. The movements are harmonious, balanced as yin-yang.
– Chen style: the most ancient style, more martial and using the projection of Qi. The movements are powerful, controlled and vibratory; it is a more difficult style which requires years of practice.
– Wu style: a very structured, centered and precise style which develops the unity and fluidity of the body.
– Sun style: also called “opening-closing Taiji“. It develops unity of the body through its rhythm: inhale – exhale, open – close, a very precious style.

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