Energy is the basis for a fulfilled life. It provides body and mind with strength, connects us to our soul and helps us create joy, love, and harmony in life. Our body is an amazing tool that enables us to support its self-healing powers with exercise, breathing and healthy nutrition. Tai Chi tells us that if there is harmony in our movements there is also harmony in our mind.
The smooth flow of Chi throughout our body strengthens our immune system, teaches internal relaxation and coordinates body, mind, breath, and energy flow. The exercises help us to detoxify the body, improve blood circulation, release blockages, increase energy, restore vitality, and therefore promote longevity and our general well-being. At the same time we are able to balance our emotions, clear awareness and rediscover our intuition and creativity. Part 1 and 2 for the morning are geared towards strengthening and harmonizing the energy in our body. Part 3 for the evening will balance us and help to relax and calm down.
As important as the smooth, slow and harmonious movements is breathing. Breathing lets us feel alive. External energy becomes internal energy. Be attentive with your breathing because it connects – as without so within. If the movement is extending parts of your body breathe in, if it contracts breathe out. This enables you to keep a slow pace. After you learned the exercises and know the sequence you might want to close your eyes because it keeps your attention focused on how your body feels.