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Peace, Serenity with T’ai Chi

on July 25, 2022
(Photo by Mark Hang Fung So on Unsplash)

T’ai Chi is a Chinese system of gentle exercise movements which developed mainly out of Taoist philosophy to promote general good health and a less violent form of self-defense.

Lao Tzu, who developed the philosophy of Taoism in the sixth century B.C., believed that human beings could find peace and serenity by understanding and acting in accordance with the flow of nature. The slow, fluid movements in T’ai Chi reflect the constant ebb and flow of opposing universal energies, called the yin and yang.

T’ai Chi has many benefits. The graceful movements can be easily learned, with practice, by people of all ages. No special equipment is needed, and the exercises can be performed in a relatively small space.

T’ai Chi provides good exercise, lays the foundation for self-defense techniques, increases mental alertness, and improves meditation abilities. As individuals progress, they often develop a more tranquil frame of mind. T’ai Chi incorporates movement meditation along with quiet meditation, based on Taoist meditation and breathing techniques.

T’ai Chi developed as an internal martial art that emphasizes wisdom and development of the mind over body. It allows practitioners to balance internal energy, called ch’i, in order to improve general health and generate new power. The use of vital energy from within becomes a self-healing modality as well as a potent force for self-defense.

T’ai Chi practitioners become highly aware of the benefits of cultivating this energy (ch’i): more rapid recovery from injury and illness, increased energy and libido, greater physical strength and flexibility, better balance and stability, improved stamina, and a stronger immune system.

Many senior citizens have found that the regular practice of T’ai Chi exercises helps them to remain more flexible and active.

(Learn T’ai Chi with Jack Mace on YouTube)

Dawn Pisturino

February 3, 2007; July 25, 2022
Published in The Kingman Daily Miner, March 27, 2007
Copyright 2007-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


22 responses to “Peace, Serenity with T’ai Chi

  1. aparna12 says:

    Fantastic post. I always enjoy reading your blogs. They are so informative and interesting. 😊♥️♥️♥️😊😊

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Thank you, Aparna!


  3. Timothy Price says:

    When I was doing karate and kickboxing, the master would have us do T’ai Chi every now and then. It drove me crazy.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Francochuks says:


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  5. Neal Saye says:

    I mess it up often, but HR and i love tai chi.

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  6. Nancy says:

    I love the graceful movements of Tai Chi. Thanks for the information and video, Dawn.

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  7. Universal says:

    Yes ,Tai Chi is really beneficial.

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  8. utahan15 says:

    balance. loved the old doors song the unknown soldier where morrison mocks the drill sgt. left! right ! left! company halt! present arms! boom! good post thought provoking as usual Dawn

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  9. I love tai chi Dawn. I practice it daily .. yang style short form. Nice for you to share this with others,.. 💖💖

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  10. As I am just recovering from serious surgery tai chi was something I wanted to practice. Gentle but powerful. So timely for me! Thank you Dawn.

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  11. Nitin Lalit says:

    Wonderful and informative post. It got me interested in Tai Chi and the philosophy behind it.

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  12. thank you for the informative clip

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