us on many deep and complex levels. Tai Chi’s slow, relaxed movements incorporate
breathing and relaxation techniques that cleanse our mind, body, and emotions each
time we go through the gentle movements.
Just as we flow through the changes of life our life energy, or Qi, flows through
us. Qi is the energy of life and flows through all living things. Qi animates, heals,
and nurtures life. When the stress of change makes us tense, we squeeze off the flow
of life energy.
Physically, this feels like tension. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are easy, simple, yet
sophisticated relaxation exercises that encourage the muscles to let go of tension,
the mind to let go of worry, and the heart to let go of angst. Tension, worry, and
angst all block our Qi flow.