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Taiji Symbol

The taiji, or taiji map– also known in the west as the yin/yang symbol, is just that. A guide to the workings and changes of the Tao.

A way of understanding our selves, the world and the universe. A philosophy of being that can be applied to all things. Well put by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching.

Taijiquan is a martial art, comprising many styles, to which the principles of taiji have been applied. Taijiquan training emphasizes relaxing the body, sinking one's qi to the dantian and to the ground, and moving with circular and spiral motions.

Taijiquan practice is very good for building up your health and strength, it is a well balanced exercise, "healthening" body and mind.

Dave- Yang-Style Taiji single whip posture

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