More Westerners are embracing the Chinese internal energy arts of tai chi and qigong.

There is no mystique to tai chi churn [practice]. What is difficult is the perseverance. It took me 10 years to discover my chi, but 30 years to learn how to use it. Once you see the benefit, you won’t want to stop. -Ma Yueh Liang, tai chi teacher, (1901-1998)

It’s common knowledge that the human body is built for motion, and that it relies on regular physical activity to maintain optimal function. The notion of achieving inner peace through very specific bodily movements is not as widely known – even though the concept is thousands of years old. Two cases in point: the ancient Chinese arts of tai chi and qigong.

Read more about tai chi and qigong in the DAYSPA July digital edition!

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