"Heavy is the root of light. Still is the master of moving."

- Tao Te Ching; version by Ursula Le Guin”

What Is Tai Chi Chih?

Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe.

Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture.

Who Can Do Tai Chi Chih?

The slow gentle movements of Tai Chi Chih can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent to physical movements.
When this dimension is added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

History of Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih was invented by Justin Stone in 1974.

Justin Stone was a Tai Chi Chuan master who wanted to develop a simpler and non martial form instead of the 108 movements that Tai Chi Chuan required and the years spent to master them.

Justin created this new discipline so that everyone, including elderly people, could easily learn and practice the simple movements.