Tai Chi, without the woo, is a great way to reduce stress and improve flexibility and balance

“Tai Chi” by Craig Nagy from Vancouver, Canada.
Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.

Origins of tai chi

Major influences and written tradition

Tai chi as martial art

Video by Jay Roesle (via YouTube).

Health and wellness benefits

The woo of tai chi

  • Chi, internal energy, or energy cultivation.
    •Semen retention — the “magic in your man-juice” (dhat, coitus reservatus).
    •Acupressure, acupuncture, and energy meridians.
    •Aromatherapy (essential oils).
    •Traditional Chinese medicine.
    •Vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
    •Divination (I Ching).




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