Internal arts such as Taiji or Tai Chi consist of training methodologies that produce essential body and mind skills – they comprise an amazing resource. To explore and actualise their principles means to uncover and augment the natural attributes of your own raw materials. This changes the body and mind, and how one uses them, in the most fundamental and beneficial way.
Forming both the first step and an ever deepening long term process it is in this simple and challenging undertaking that the real-time treasures of training can be found – not in choreographed movements, special techniques or confusing intellectual theory.
As well as developing a deep sense of visco-elastic ease, power and omnidirectional balance in ones body, the bio-mechanics and whole-body awareness that one can gain comprise an excellent resource for those looking to optimise experience and function – whether that be in sports, martial arts, music, meditation, movement modalities such as Yoga or Pilates or indeed the rigours of daily life.
Contrary to popular belief authentic Internal arts present a significant physical and cognitive challenge to most people regardless of previous training experience or intellectual knowledge. There is no quick or easy way and nor should there be – for like life the true beauty is in the process.