Welcome to Tai Chi for Fitness. Thanks for visiting! Please look through the website and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. I LOVE Tai Chi, and it is my wish to have you experience its benefits too!
— Elliotte Mao
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi Chuan (its long formal name) translates as “Supreme Ultimate Fist.” For students enjoying this ancient Asian exercise, it simply means to reach the highest with your optimal power. That may sound very challenging, but what a wonderful, no nonsense goal! The exercise is a sequence of steps culled from nature’s best movements to awaken the Qi — “intrinsic energy” in you. Our bodies have not changed that much over the centuries, but our connection to that vital force has. It has diminished, and so unnecessarily.
Because the exercise has been viewed as “esoteric” – something specialized or foreign – by the Western World, Tai Chi Chuan has remained an untapped source of health for several years until recently. Mixed into the various martial artists, it may have been an ancient Chinese secret, but the most obvious question should be: “Why are MILLIONS practicing it? And for centuries?” If you are still unsure about whether Tai Chi is for you, check out the popular misconceptions that has kept many from exploring its great benefits.