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Tai Chi Essentials: What is Tai Chi?

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We recognize it when we see people doing a series of silent, fluid, seamless slow-motion movements.

Because tai chi looks so peaceful and relaxed, many assume that the participants are involved in some form of meditation.

Some may notice that these graceful movements resemble kicks, punches and chops. This is because it was developed in China as a very effective martial art.

In brief, tai chi is a practice that can be done for self-defense, stress management, or for better health--or all of the above.

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