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It is good to be home………..
On my Desert Island
Ahwatukee Az…………
And getting my chi on……………..
In Da Pool……………

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Dedicated to being one with oneself

T’ai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind.

Developed originally in China as a self-defense strategy, or martial art, t’ai chi—the “supreme ultimate fist”—is practiced in modern times primarily as a gentle exercise technique.

Described as “meditation in motion,” t’ai chi consists of a standing person performing a series of postures or bodily movements in a slow and graceful manner, with each movement flowing without pause to the next.

According to Chinese legend, the technique was created by a Taoist monk who was inspired as he watched a crane and a snake do battle.
Impressed by the snake’s ability to subtly and swiftly avoid the bird’s thrusts, he devised a series of self-defense techniques that do not involve meeting the opponent’s force with force, but rather stress evading the blow; causing the opponent’s own momentum to work against him.

The five essential qualities of t’ai chi are:
Slowness. To develop awareness.
Lightness. To make movements flow.
Balance. To prevent body strain.
Calmness. To maintain continuity.
Clarity. To focus the mind.

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