The Tan Tien
The Chi is stored in the Tan Tien. This is an area about the size of a golf ball, located four finger-widths below the navel, and about one-third of the way from the front to the back of the body. It is the centre of gravity of the body, and in t’ai chi all movement emanates from it.Try to let the breath and the mind sink to the Tan Tien.
Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang describe the complementary yet opposing forces of nature.Their relationship has a harmony and balance: both Yin and Yang are necessary, are constantly moving and balancing each other and this interaction creates Chi. The Chinese observed that when the balance of Yin and Yang is disrupted so too will be the body’s Chi, leading to ill health.
One of the key requirements for t’ai chi is excellent balance.
The ancient art of t’ai chi instills enormous grace and confidence.