Tai Chi is an interesting mixture of sometimes contradictory elements. It is an exercise that is performed slowly and gets better the more relaxed you are. It is a martial art that is non-aggressive and heals as you perform it. And, possibly the most intriguing, it is a very private, inward-turning form of meditation that is frequently practiced in groups. Much of your tai chi practice time will be spent in private moments where you are turning inward and becoming fully self-absorbed. However, to get to that point it is helpful to work with a teacher and attend classes, at least occasionally.
When you look at Tai Chi in practice, it can appear to be deceptively …