Tai Chi Classes Have Become a Tier 1 Destination

T'ai chi ch'uan, also called t'ai chi, taiji, or tai chi, has become the new chic workout for everyday people wanting to lose some weight and tone their muscles. Practiced worldwide by many as a martial art, performing tai chi provides countless health benefits including increasing flexibility, building strength, helping our symmetry and balance and taiji optimizes our mindfulness. Originating in China at the end of the 16th century, there are five primary styles of tai chi, each named for the family that created the style: Chen-style of Chen Wangting (1580-1660), Yang-style of Yang Lu-ch'an (1799-1872), Wu (Hao)-style of Wu Yu-hsiang (1812-1880), Wu-style of Wu Chu'an-yu (1834-1902) and Sun-style of Sun Lu-t'ang (1861-1932). Its multitude of training strategies, developed through its famous grand-masters, range from a mild hybrid of cardio and strength workouts, to light contact exercises (pushing hands - no striking) and for the more aggressive practitioners, full contact competit

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