Tai Chi Easy Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between Tai Chi and Qigong?
Tai Chi is the kind of Qigong that
most people have heard of or seen practiced. Tai Chi is part moving meditation,
but also a martial art.
2. What is the difference between
Tai Chi/Qigong and Yoga?
There is minimal difference. In India,
Qigong is known as Chinese Yoga.
In China, Yoga is called Indian Qigong.
All use the the same basics, the Three Intentful Corrections:
- Adjust the body
- Regulate the breath
- Clear the mind
3. Which practice is better--Tai
Chi Easy or Yoga?
Of course, it is the one that you
DO. This depends on personal preference and your physical ability. More
strenuous practices, such as Ashtanga Yoga or a long Tai Chi form may
not be suited to frail elders or those with serious health conditions.
However Tai Chi Easy can be modified to work with special diagnoses
as well as Yoga.
4. What is unique about Tai Chi
Tai Chi Easy combines movements
with meditation, therefore aligning body and mind. These traditions emphasize
the cultivation of inner strength, calming the mind and restoration of
the body to its natural state of health by maintaining optimum functioning
of the bodys self-regulating systems.
5. What is the difference between
regular exercises (like aerobics, weigh lifting, stationary cycling, jogging,
etc.) and Tai Chi Easy?
When we do regular exercise, the
body creates a fuel for the muscle metabolism, which is in turn spent
by the body. Asian systems such as Tai Chi Easy not only create
the fuel but also circulate it as a medicine for healing and inner peace.
6. How can I find and register for a Tai Chi Easy class?
Please visit our Schedule of Events and click on any event to get more details about that particular event, including registration fees, how to register, and schedule information.
7. I would like to learn Tai Chi Easy™ for my own practice but not to teach others. Do you have someone in my area who leads community practice sessions?
We do have a network of Teachers and Practice Leaders across the United States that continues to grow. Our goal is to eventually have someone leading in every community. To see if there is currently someone in your area, please consult our Find A Teacher page If you do not find someone in your area, perhaps this will be inspiration for you to attend one of our trainings and begin leading community practice sessions in your area!
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Qigong, or Yoga, visit these Links.