‘The Inner Structure of Tai Chi’ is a book and a practice that explores the deep, internal work necessary for the effective practice of tai chi. The practice of Tai Chi Chi Kung:
• Reveals the Taoist principles that gave birth to many tai chi forms
• Shows how tai chi can circulate powerful healing energies through the body
Taoist adepts developed tai chi as a way to cultivate their physical body, energy body, and spirit body.
Like all Taoist exercises, the main purpose is to form a connection to the basic energy that is the foundation of all life. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, tai chi was considered a secret practice that was passed down only within a closely knit structure of family and loyal disciples. Despite its widespread growth in popularity as a martial art and health exercise, many of its underlying internal practices remain unknown.
Tai Chi Chi Kung develops the relationship of the inner structure of tai chi to the absorption, transformation, and circulation of the three forces that animate all life–the Universal force, the Cosmic force, and the Earth force. The form enhances the principles and practices necessary to receive the full spectrum of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits that tai chi can bring.