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What is Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan)?

Tai Chi is an ancient art form literally passed down through generations of Chinese people. Once it was brought to the United States , its many benefits became quickly known. Simply put, Tai Chi teaches us to Relax, Breathe, and Center. Imagine how your mental and physical well being could benefit if you could control the way you deal with stress, increase your ability to relax, and achieve harmony within yourself. We look for the stillness in motion and the calm in the chaos. Tai Chi is perfect for everyone at any age and in any condition. “The Form” adjusts to you.

Perseverance: The ability to persist an undertaking in spite of difficulties.

“The best way to improve one’s taiji is to devote more time practicing it.” - Master Jou, Tsung Hwa

Tai Chi is different than many other martial arts. It does not set quick goals with instant gratification. There are no “ranks or levels”. One does not reactive a black belt in three to five years from a "McDojo". Tai chi requires sincerity, practice, patience, discipline and consistency. It is intended to be studied for a lifetime. Without the badges, belts, certificates or diplomas, many people loose interest and drop out.

But for those who continue to stick with the practice, Tai Chi unfolds its vast array of treasures. It connects and transforms our body, mind and soul. By practice and perseverance, Tai Chi becomes a way of life. It helps define who we are and how we relate to the world.

“The depth of Tai Chi has no limit. When the limit is reached, there is no more art.”

The 10 Guiding Points of Taijiquan

1.      Keep the Head erect
2. Sink the Chest, raise the Back
3. Sink the Shoulders and drop the Elbows
4. Relax the Waist
5. Unity of Upper and Lower body
6. Distinguish between Full and Empty
7. Use the Mind and not Strength.
8. Unity of Internal and External
9. Continuity without Interruption
10. Seek Stillness in Motion

Laoshi Stephen Lee is currently teaching at:

Sayville Fitness
186 West Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
(631) 589-7837

Embrace Yoga (starting September 2010)
84 Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 859-YOGA

Patchouge YMCA
Main Street
Patchougue, NY"(631) 289-4440

Brookwood Hall (Baqua Zhang)
Irish Lane
Islip, NY 11751
(631) 383-2464

Om Shanti Om Yoga (starting September 2010)
2 South Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
(631) 317-0737

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