Internal arts such as Tai Chi consist of holistic training methodologies that produce body-mind skill – they comprise an amazing resource. To learn and actualise their principles means to change the body and mind, and how one uses them, in the most fundamental and beneficial way.
holistic: that the parts of something are inextricably linked and explicable only by reference to the whole
Forming both the first step and an ever deepening long term process it is in this simple and challenging undertaking that the real treasures of training can be found – not in choreographed movements, special techniques or complex theory.
These arts offer a fascinating journey of process-based experiential training. Over time sincere practise builds the fundamental attributes essential for living life to the full, from moment to moment, and the underlying body-mind skillset necessary to do anything well.
As well as developing a deep sense of visco-elastic ease and three dimensional 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.