TAI CHI FAQs
How often should I practice Tai Chi?
Practice Tai Chi at least once every day. How long you practice depends on your schedule. Once you begin practicing Tai Chi, you may find that you will bring Tai Chi principles into all your daily activities.
What is the best time of day to practice Tai Chi?
The best time of day to practice Tai Chi is the time of day that works best for your schedule.
Can I learn Tai Chi online?
The best way to learn Tai Chi is from a qualified teacher in-person.
Do I recommend any Tai Chi books?
For a list of my favorite Tai Chi books that I highly recommend click here.
Which is better for you Tai Chi or Qigong?
Tai Chi is a form of moving Qigong. Both Tai Chi and Qigong will give you similar health benefits.
Do I need to learn Tai Chi as a self-defense?
An understanding of the self-defense applications for each movement is necessary.
Do I have any Tai Chi beginner tips to share?
Some of the tips I wish I knew when I began my Tai Chi can be found here.
Can I listen to music while practicing Tai Chi?
Yes. I listen to relaxing meditative music all the time when practicing Tai Chi. Meditative music puts me in a relaxed state of mind.
Even though Tai Chi is an internal art you should always be aware of your surroundings.
What kind of Tai Chi shoes should I wear?
I mostly wear my comfortable sneakers when practicing Tai Chi. What you wear when practicing Tai Chi should be determined by the texture of the floor you are practicing on.
Check out my blog post on choosing the best Tai Chi shoes here.
What type of clothes or uniform do I wear when practicing Tai Chi?
The clothes you wear when practicing Tai Chi should be loose. It is my opinion that tight clothes when practicing Tai Chi or Qigong block the flow of chi.
Can you practice 24/7 days a week?
Tai Chi brings balance into your every day lifestyle. It can be practiced all day long from the moment you wake up until you close your eyes to go to sleep at night. This can be done through being more mindful in your daily tasks. Balancing your thoughts, fixing your posture throughout the day, Relaxing tension, moving from your center, reacting in a relaxed way to what you perceive as negative thoughts or response to another's actions, or be more mindful with your breathing.
Can I lift weights and learn Tai Chi?
From my experience yes. Strength training combined with Tai Chi is one of life's gifts to better health and longevity.
Is Tai Chi good for mental health and anxiety relief?
Yes. Read how I cured anxiety with Tai Chi here.
How can I find a Tai Chi school near me?
Use a search engine such as Google, Yahoo or Bing and search Tai Chi near me. You can also try using the Tai Chi search tool found here.
What is World Tai Chi and Qigong day?
"On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands in hundreds of cities, in over 70 nations come together... to breathe together... to provide a healing vision for our world."
Can you help answer any questions I have regarding Tai Chi?
Yes, feel free to reach out to me. I will gladly help answer any questions you may have regarding Tai Chi or Qigong.
Which Tai Chi form should I learn?
There are many different styles of Tai Chi Chuan: Wu, Wu (Hao), Chen, Yang, and Sun. The great thing is we have access to YouTube and you can find which form best suits you.
Tai Chi tips for beginners, click here.
Can I learn Tai Chi for Free?
Yes. Click here to learn more.
How can I stay motivated to practice Tai Chi daily?
Click here for ways to stay motivated.