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太極拳 與 陰陽
太極拳以 [太極] 為名﹐取義 [易經] 之哲理為大綱。“無極生太極﹐ 太極生兩儀”﹐ 兩儀者陰陽也。練太極拳必須以陰陽為綱。即以太極之陰陽對立相抱､可分不可離､ 陽中有陰､陰中有陽﹐陰陽互根互用為總綱。動作要圓活連貫﹐對稱協調。
(The benefits of Tai Chi Chuan)
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Tai Chi and Yin Yang
The term "Tai Chi" comes from [I Ching], a book of Chinese philosophy written more than three thousand years ago. The foundation of [I Ching] is Yin and Yang, the two basic elements known by the Chinese as the deepest secret of the universe.
Tai Chi Chuan is therefore governed by the principles of Yin and Yang. In performing Tai Chi movements, we must follow the basic principles of roundness, liveliness, continuity, balance and harmony.
This is why most of the movements are circular or spiral. While most learn the exercise step by step, in doing a routine, these steps are continuous. We must pay attention to the transition between steps to avoid halting motions.
Constantly maintaining body balance is utmost important in Tai Chi movements. This is an obvious benefit in practicing Tai Chi. Coordination between the upper and lower limbs as well as the left and the right is of equal importance.