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Is Tai Chi really a form of meditation?

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm

The practice of Tai Chi forms are very refreshing and energizing

The practice of Tai Chi requires focus, which in turn creates the need to empty your mind of outside interruptions. As you learn and become more familiar with each movement, and muscle memory takes over, your mind is clear relax and clear itself.

I find this very refreshing and energizing. especially after working on a particularly difficult project, or conversing with with a difficult client.

Following below is An Article on Tai Chi as meditation by Sifu William C. Phillips

In order to understand Tai Chi Chuan as meditation, it is first necessary to have a working definition of meditation. This obtained, we can see how Tai Chi Chuan fits that definition and exactly what it is about Tai Chi Chuan that is meditation. 

The definition of meditation that I use is the following: Meditation is the process of conscious, controlled focus of the mind which may take place when the thinking processes, both in pictures and in words, have been stopped. Read the rest of this entry »

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