Welcome to the 108 Tai Chi Moves!
Tai Chi is a peaceful Chinese form of exercise that can be practiced by anyone at any age. The arm movements can even be done in a wheelchair or sitting at your desk.
Tai Chi is based on a set of 108 moves with exotic names such as “Strum the Pei Pa,” “White Stork Spreads Wings” or “Carry Tiger to Mountain.”
There are many styles of Tai Chi. But there is, in particuliar, a simplified form of Tai Chi, which was developed by Master Moy Lin-Shin in the 1970’s, according to the Taoist philosophy. It is not to be practiced as a martial art technique or in a competitive spirit, but rather as a means to cultivate every aspect of health. Because of its relative simplicity, it is a very appropriate form of tai chi for beginners.
Just six months after having open heart surgery, I went on a cruise to Asia, and did a bit of Tai Chi everywhere I went.
This video clip shows how healthy I was!
If you are interested in tai chi for beginners and want to learn this simplified form of tai chi, you may want to order a DVD in English or in French. The 108 moves presented in this DVD are the same as those I was taught by Master Moy Lin Shin through his worldwide organization.
Enjoy your tai chi experience, and be healthy!
Interesting Tai Chi Articles on this website:
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi History
Tai Chi Styles
Tai Chi Humour
What is Taoism?
- A script of the video explaining each move (pdf )