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In a stressed out world where inner peace seems an elusive commodity, the ancient art of bodily movement called Tai Chi can help. Cicily Thomas tells us how.
If that meme rings a bell with you, then it is time for you to explore Tai Chi. If Meditation and sitting still bothers you, if holding the postures of Yoga makes you nervous, then Tai Chi is for you. Tai Chi is a series of bodily movements that is performed in a slow and graceful manner, with each movement flowing smoothly into the next. It is a martial art originally practiced in China. The Chi is not alien to Indians, Chi is nothing but Prana, the vital force that moves you. Tai chi is all about making the Prana flow fluidly through your body.
Tai Chi blends so well with the nature and doesn’t require any special equipment. All that is required is being in harmony with yourself. In my conversation with Cicily Thomas who runs the Vital Force Tai Chi Academy, she shares how she discovered the magic of Tai Chi and how it has impacted a kinesthetic person like her. Cicily Thomas had been practicing Yoga since childhood but couldn’t quite grasp the meditation part of it.
Once she learned Tai chi, it complemented her Yoga practice and she is able to practice several meditation techniques including Vipassana which involves sitting still for several hours in the day for several days and of course the standing Wuji meditations in Taiji and Qigong.
Watch this episode of The Prathibha Sastry Show with Cicily Thomas to learn about the benefits of Tai Chi and few movements that can be done at home.
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