Tai Chi History

China is known for various antique art forms and Tai Chi is one of them. It has a formidable reputation of healing thousands of people from various illnesses and is often considered as a sure shot means of being fit and healthy. Also known as, “Supreme Ultimate Force”, Tai Chi has an illustrious past which is fascinating to explore.

Tai Chi’s Goal

Before reading about the history of Tai Chi, let’s first have a look at the main goals of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi’s Origin

Tai Chi has its origin rooted back to the second millennium B.C., when Indians started practicing yoga. Chinese started yoga as Saolin chuan. It was in the 13th century A.D., that a Taoist monk named, Chang Sang Feng developed the art of Tai Chi. Different families of China developed different Tai Chi styles. As a result, Tai Chi came to be associated with China and its different families.

Historical Development Of Tai Chi

Forms And Postures

In the eighth century A.D. Hsu Hsuan-p’ing developed 37 forms of Tai Chi like:

The famous eight postures of Tai Chi are:

Being recognized the world over, Tai Chi is a perfect example of Chinese heritage and culture and this gracious art form continues to draw more followers with each passing day.

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