tai chi


tai chi
tai chi also t'ai chi 'tī-'jē, -'chē n, often cap T&C an ancient Chinese discipline involving a continuous series of controlled usu. slow movements designed to improve physical and mental well-being called also t'ai chi ch'uan, tai chi chuan{{}}-chü-'än

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(tiґ cheґ) [Chinese] a system of postures linked by elegant and graceful movements, originating in China and existing in a number of styles, whose purpose is to balance yin and yang, creating inner and outer harmony. Physiologically, tai chi improves cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and respiratory function; because it demands intense concentration, it increases central nervous system function and is useful for the treatment of stress-related conditions, obesity, and chronic pain.

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