太极拳. What is 太极拳？. A mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art. A person doing 太极拳 moves their body slowly and gently, while breathing deeply and meditating. What is the history of 太极拳？.
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Amind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art.
A person doing 太极拳moves their body slowly and gently, while breathing deeply and meditating.
People say that a monk in 12th-century China observed 5 animals:tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, and crane.He concluded that the snake and the crane, through their movements, were the ones most able to overcome strong, unyielding opponents.He developed an initial set of exercises that imitated the movements of animals.
While performing the gentle and slow 太极拳movements, individuals keep their mind calm and alert, concentrating on the inner self.