A look at the practice of taiji

Taiji or taijiquan is a traditional physical practice characterized by relaxed, circular movements in concert with breath regulation and the cultivation of a righteous and neutral mind. It emphasizes the refinement of one’s mind and breath regulation, and helps achieve mental and physical health through practices.

Originating during the mid-17th century in the Henan province of central China, the practice has spread to the rest of the country. Influenced by Daoist and Confucian thoughts and theories of traditional Chinese medicine, taiji has developed into several schools.

Copyright: 太极拳视频来源于:河南省文化和旅游厅 Department of Culture and Tourism of Henan Province, People’s Republic of China