Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan focuses on the meditative exercise of the body, rather then on
the martial arts applications. Tai Chi fosters circulation of "Chi"
(vital force that animates) within the body,
calm, and tranquil
mind. Tai Chi is performed slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth
transitions between movements and by correctly executing these Tai Chi
the student learns balance, alignment, rhythm of movement, fine-scale
When practicing Tai Chi as Meditation the students should keep
their mind empty of all thought, and should only feel the movements, the
weight distribution as one goes from posture to posture, the
straightness of the spine and breathing.