t'ai chi

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T'ai Chi

- Short for T'ai Chi Ch'uan, it is Chinese for "extreme limit" or "great supreme absolute," and constitutes the source and limit of life force.
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Noun1.T'ai Chi - a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and healtht'ai chi - a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
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Forget tread mills, T'ai chi, exercise bikes, early morning hikes in the rain, cycling up Ben Nevis or fell running over scree in the Dales.
Exercises such as T'ai Chi were recommended for people over the age of 50 who couldn't manage other more challenging forms of exercise.
THE Coventry and District Sup-|port Group of the National Osteoporosis Society holds free taster sessions in extend exercises, t'ai chi basics and beginners' line dancing tomorrow.
Often shortened to t'ai chi, taiji or tai chi in English usage, T'ai chi ch'uan or taijiquan is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
com)-- Author's "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong"'s newly released 4th edition, is cited in a new PBS affiliate KCPT feature titled, "Using T'ai Chi to help with chronic health issues," in which patients explain how T'ai Chi can cut millions in health costs, and his book explains how this program is a model for the world.
Ask at your local senior center or YMCA about t'ai chi classes and exercise programs.
Long a part of Chinese culture, t'ai chi has been hailed by medical professionals, eastern and western alike, as an effective, low-impact form of exercise to reduce stress, maintain energy levels and improve health.
Q During a recent t'ai chi class, the instructor told mel was"reverse breathing," and that I should try to avoid it.
According to The Daily Star, the Gyrotonic system, developed in the US, combines exercise principles from ballet, yoga, gymnastics and t'ai chi.
STUDENTS have been relieving the pressure of their studies with the Chinese martial art T'ai Chi.
Take yoga or t'ai chi classes as they improve flexibility and will help you stick to a stretching schedule.
A new study of people with osteoarthritis revealed that t'ai chi, regularly practiced, improves flexibility, mobility, and the ability to do everyday tasks.