To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Teaches inner strength while toning muscles, increasing flexibility, and boosting the immune system. T'ai Chi reduces stress, stores energy, increases body awareness, and improves balance and coordination. T'ai Chi was a closely held secret of a few Chinese families for nearly 1,000 years.
Mind and body exercises, such as T'ai Chi, are increasingly replacing high-impact aerobics, long distance running, and other body-punishing exercises. Mind/body workouts are kinder to the joints and muscles, and reduce the tension that often contributes to development of disease. Unlike most conventional exercises, these forms are intended to stretch, tone, and relax the whole body rather than isolating parts. This is done by a series of progressive choreographed movements coordinated with deep breathing.
Many people that are faced with problems that do not respond to traditional health care are turning to health traditions of other cultures that view the body and mind as a balanced whole. Massage, acupuncture, and T'ai Chi focus on the mind/body connection to facilitate healing through relaxation, pressure points, and movement.