Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

May 28, 2013

The Harvard Medical School Guide To Tai Chi – A Book Review17

Single Seize The Leg

Raise Hands Step Up 2/2

Single Seize The Leg 2/2

White Crane Flaps It’s Wings 1/6

4. Active Relaxation

Moderation in Effort

“Tai Chi develops strength, flexibility, and increased range of motion, but it does so gradually, which may help minimize injury.” “Tai Chi is safe even for those who start training quite late in life (even in their nineties) or those who have serious neuromuscular skeletal conditions, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.”

Active Relaxation

“Relaxation in Tai Chi is a much more active concept, and more functional too. Remember that Tai Chi was developed and is practiced as a martial art. Tai Chi classic texts, written largely as manuals for practical martial arts training, included phrases such as, ‘In practicing Tai Chi Chuan, the whole body relaxes.”

“One of the Tai Chi concepts that informs the idea of active relaxation is ‘Sung.’ Sung is considered a defining characteristic of Tai Chi.”

“In Tai Chi training, you learn to let things ‘relax’ downward naturally,”

About the Photos

Maintaining neutral spine and the knee rule…


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