Tai Chi: The Softer Side
of Internal Martial Arts

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Paul Cavel in a Tai Chi Posture

Recently, I posted a blog entitled¬†“Tai Chi: The Art of Softness”, but is it possible to ever say enough about the form’s yielding nature?

Even though tai chi is the youngest of the internal martial arts, it has a quality that is absolutely unique unto itself. The intrinsic yin nature of tai chi allows deep healing to occur while the practitioner executes the form in the most gentle of ways. It is this hyper focus on the soft quality that often leads tai chi practitioners astray.

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Peaks + Plateaus of Long-term
Energy Exercise Training

Plateaus are Normal in All Forms of Exercise

The Benefits of Long-term, Tao Arts Exercise Training

As your energy develops through regular and progressively more accurate exercise training, your body becomes stronger, you can concentrate longer, you require less sleep, your libido grows and you can handle stressful situations better. These are among the normal benefits from energetic Tao movement exercises.

However, just like any exercise training programme, many suddenly find themselves hitting a plateau.

Uh-oh! What happened?

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