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What is tai chi? - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

October 21, 2016

What is tai chi?

Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:30 am

Attending a wellness conference in Wisconsin about 30 years ago, I was intrigued by the title of one of the courses: “Spiritual Disciplines of Well-Being.” That sounded like something that would be helpful to me at that time in my life, and maybe later.

I was surprised that the teacher, a minister from Snowmass, Colo., was teaching tai chi to the class. The course was a turning point in my life. He instructed us in the eight basic forms of tai chi, explaining it was a meditative movement, a martial art and a gentle physical exercise.

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