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Tai Chi Chuan eğitimi 23.03.2008 PAZAR günü saat 14:30-16:00 arasında başlayacaktır. Katılmak isteyenlerin rahat bir kıyafet ve spor ayakkabı ile gelmeleri gerekmektedir. Aylık Ücret 50 Tl olup nakit olarak ders günü tahsil edilecektir.
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About T’ai Chi Chuan
T’ai Chi Chuan is a system of movement, meditation, and self-defence from ancient Chinese culture. The T’ai Chi form consists of a sequence of postures, strung together in smooth, slow, continuous movement.The movements of the T’ai Chi form follow a precise system of balance and relaxation. The most important principle in T’ai Chi is relaxation. In doing the T’ai Chi form, we become aware of where we are relaxed and where we hold tension.
The postures and movements help the body to release tension in the muscles and encourage flexibility in the joints. The slow shifting of weight from foot to foot strengthens the legs and helps the circulation of blood through the body: the legs are considered the 2nd pulmonary pump, and in helping to move the blood they reduce the workload of the heart. The feet are flat on the ground and the form is practised low, with the knees relaxed, developing our stability and balance. The spine is straight, improving our posture.
On a deeper level, the practice of T’ai Chi improves our health by encouraging the circulation of our internal energy (chi) through the body. The movement of chi nourishes the health of the internal organs. Regular practice of the form helps to send the chi through the body in the best order, in a balanced flow. So both for our ch’i (internally) and for our joints and musculature (externally) T’ai Chi is an essential practice for our health.
Traditionally the T’ai Chi form is performed daily: as soon as we get up in the morning and just before going to bed at night.
The T’ai Chi player comes to experience that there is an intimate mind-body-spirit connection. As we learn where we have physical tension and let it go, we also become aware of mental or emotional tensions that we accumulate: from our job, from family or relationships, from the stresses of day-to-day life.
In practising the form, we bring our awareness down to the balance-point of the body (Tantien) and feel our body and our movements from this centre. In relaxing our mind and emotions to the tan t’ien, the internal chatter we always have can calm and subside.
The meditation of T’ai Chi is not one in which we shut out the outside world to go within. It is a balancing of internal and external awareness. It allows us to deal with the world from a more grounded, centred base. In this way, T’ai Chi meditation is a very practical tool, at work for us through our day.
The title T’ai Chi Chuan can be translated as “Supreme Ultimate Fist” but its effectiveness is best shown as a non-aggressive self defence. Different from the hard arts where force is met with force, in T’ai Chi one yields before force, rotates out of its way, redirects it. The training of T’ai Chi teaches us to react with relaxation, timing, and balance. Where other martial arts decline as one ages, the practice of T’ai Chi improves through our whole life.
The training of T’ai Chi as a self defence is principally through “Push Hands” (T’ui Shou) practice, though “Sensing Hands” might be a better translation. In this partner exercise, we use postures and movements from the form, and kinaesthetically “listen” for our partner’s balance, timing, and tension. Through the Push Hands practice we learn to play with the energy of their movements, and develop relaxation and balance in our response to force coming toward us.
Through our daily practice of this slow and conscious movement, we re-connect with our essential self, so our T’ai Chi is a path to deeper self-understanding and transcendent spirit. Although T’ai Chi Chuan is an embodiment of Confucian and Taoist philosophy, it speaks the universal language of harmony and unity.
The T’ai Chi symbol is the familiar black and white circle, gracefully depicting the balance of opposites, with each half containing the seed of its opposite. Ultimately, we see how our individual sense of balance and harmony expands to our interaction with others and the world around us.
There are different ideas on the origin of T’ai Chi. One of the most common is that of a monk who, in observing the attacking and defending movements of a bird and a snake, conceived of a method of self defence that was based on relaxation, timing and balance rather than muscular strength.
T’ai Chi was taught at first within families, developing into 4 or 5 family styles. As a martial art it was kept in the family, withheld for the master and his few disciples. In the past century it was made available to more of the Chinese populace at large, and then to the Western world. Perhaps the most popular style of T’ai Chi today is the Yang style (from the Yang family) short form (37 postures, rather than 150 or so), through the teaching of Prof. Cheng Man-Ch’ing (somtimes called Cheng Man-Ch’ing style). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi
for general background information on T’ai Chi, and http://www.taichifoundation.org/
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