Chen Style Taiji
Chen Style Taiji is a martial art that focuses on the mind-body connection. To achieve this focus, the body is moved slowly and gently with awareness so that the proper posture can be maintained throughout the movements. While it is a martial art, it incorporates many concepts from Traditional Chinese medicine, making it a healthy activity.
Proper structure and form are emphasized allowing the body to open. Opening the body allows energy to flow for both martial and health purposes.
Taiji may help:
- reduce stress
- improve balance and coordination
- improve muscle strength
- reduce pain and stiffness
- increase stamina
- overall wellness
Taiji requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere there is adequate space. It is best to start with a qualified instructor to ensure that your posture and movements are correct. An instructor can also help modify movements if necessary.