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Tai Chi v Qigong 1 month 2 weeks ago #3323630

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Having a back injury I've found that Qigong is easier in form practise to Tai Chi.
Does anyone have any thoughts re the differences between Tai Chi and Qigong excises?
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I love them both Frankie and to relieve back pain I also love yoga, streching and pilates.
All of the above do wonders to my spine .
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After a bad car accident that resulted in back and neck injuries, I was told by my physiotherapist that the best thing I could do for pain was stretching.
So I got into the habit of taking a ten minutes time to stretch through the day. It works wonders.

I tried both but I personally prefer Tai Chi.
While I find Qigong easier to do since it can be a free form kind of movements, I find it also too repetitive and got kind of bored with it.

Tai Chi is more fluid and I like not only the physical part of it but also the mental, it taught me to focus and I consider it as a moving meditation kind of thing.

Well, I must also saying that my Tai Chi teacher is wonderful so yeah, maybe I like it more because of that too.
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Tai Chi v Qigong 1 month 1 week ago #3324574

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For me to wake up get and go out onto the dewy lawn at 4,5,6,7 am bare feet and do chi gong or very slow karate moves starts my day
. very slow style

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Tai Chi v Qigong 2 days 16 hours ago #3347716

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Ive been doing Taoist Tai chi for ten years now....
helps with balance, posture, ...
and meditation...

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Qigong is the basis of Tai chi and is practiced mainly for healing whereas, there is no attack or defence movements, it does not have the martial art aspect.
Tai chi is a martial art with the Quigong aspect and is excellent for wellbeing and defence.

I have done both but preferred Yang style Tai Chi. I started in 1990, and it is as much a part of me as eating or sleeping.
I think everyone should at least try, especially in this mad world we live in now.
Accompanied by meditation, a wonderful way to live.

Picture of me in my class....waaay back!

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