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Excerpts — Tai Chi Illustrated

Tai chi can have a significant impact on health

The industrial and information revolutions changed the world. Although they brought many advances to civilization, they also brought many social problems, including competition and its related stress and increased isolation among people.

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Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice

During tai chi practice, the head should remain straight and upright with the neck straight, and the head should not incline in any direction.

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Circle, open-close, and up-down stances

This stance is named for the shape that the arms hold, which is a circle. In this stance, you stand with your legs apart and knees bent, and you form an open circle with your arms in front of your body, with the palms facing each other or angled slightly down toward the Dan Tian.

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