So first things first, that black and white symbol you all call Yin and Yang is not called Yin/Yang. It is the Taijitu ( å¤ªæ¥µå) . It refers to the concept of yin and yang in accordance of their interacting with one another not solely the two separate parts. Itâs the difference between 1 and 1 as oppose to 1+1=2. When 1 and 1 are separate they are just that, 1 and 1; however, when you have 1 and add another 1 you no longer have two separate entities, you now have a new singularity, 2. The same goes for yin and yang as oppose to yin + yang; yin equaling inactive and yang equaling active, once the yin and the yang are added to one another it is similar to the 1âs and 0âs of binary code; the on and the off causing constant and consistent change represented by the Taijitu ( å¤ªæ¥µå) .
Okay, now that is out of the way, letâs talk about Tai chi (Taiji, Taiji). When people state they do the martial art Tai Chi (Taiji) they would be more proper to say they Taijiquan (or T’ai chi ch’uan, å¤ªæ¥µæ³). The word châuan/quan refers to fist, or boxing. What I have come to find in my training of T’ai chi ch’uan is that its purpose, as is the purpose for many martial arts, is the development and control of oneâs physical, and figurative, center; and also, to be able to remain calm and controlled even in the most anxiety filled times that we face.
So, your thought for the day is, Keep Calm PLUS Develop Your Center. Bring your entire calm and controlled self into everything you do to be the most efficient in whatever it is you choose to do. Donât be disconnected with the world around you. Be connected in a controlled and calm manner being able to see the entire scope and sphere of your environment.
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Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Châuan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.
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