T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi

T'ai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. T'ai chi has many physical and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of t'ai chi include decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition. It may also help you manage symptoms of some chronic diseases, such as fibromyalgia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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T'ai Chi
  • Main

    Get an overview of the ancient practice of T'ai Chi.

  • Discussion

    Learn more about the practice of T'ai Chi with this discussion with David Dorian-Ross.

  • Finding Alignment

    Hear how this daily discipline can help you tap into "the great stream of life's energy" or chi, and achieve a stronger mind and calmer spirit.

  • Section 1

    This first part of this daily practice routine covers movements such as Open the Door, Parting the Wild Horse's Mane, The White Crane Spreads its Wings and Playing the Guitar.

  • Section 2

    Continue working on movements from Section 1, while adding movements such as Grasping the Bird's Tail and High Pat on Horse.

  • Section 3

    Finish learning the movements for the daily practice routine, adding movements such as Opening the Arms like a Fan, Looking for the Needle at the Bottom of the Sea and Closing the Door.

  • Daily Practice

    Once you've mastered the movements in Sections 1 through 3, you are ready for the Daily Practice. Flow through all of the movements demonstrated in the previous sections in a continuous practice, designed to challenge you every day.

  • A.M. Chi

    Energizing Chi to get your day started with a burst of energy with host David Dorian Ross.

  • P.M. Chi

    An evening practice of simple Tai Chi movements coordinated with visualization and breathing exercises to help you unwind and soothe your body and mind.

  • Introduction

    An overview of what David Dorian-Ross will cover in this comprehensive series.

  • Entering the Flow

    Learn the first two principles of T'ai Chi – Slow Down and Relax – as you learn the first two T'ai Chi moves in your flow.

  • Find the Still Point

    Move on to the next two T'ai Chi principles – Sink Down/Stay Down and Be Neutral – while you learn the next three moves in your flow.

  • Create Balance

    Learn the next two principles to balance your energy.

  • Final Flow

    Discover the final four moves that complete your routine. Watch then as all nine moves are put together in an easy-to-follow flow that you can master and practice daily.