Tai Chi was originally developed as a self-defense practice. Throughout time it has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is now used to promote balance, flexibility, strength, and stress reduction. Having it’s origin in Taoist philosophy, it differs from “hard” martial arts styles like Kung Fu. Traditional Chinese Medicine recognized the health benefits that were associated with the practice of Tai Chi and as such it has gained popularity in current, natural health practices.
At T3 Body Encinitas we utilize this ancient practice as a focus on mental intent and physical poise in the face of challenging or dangerous situations.