"It is important to remember when considering all of the many, many theories and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi Qigong that, for me, it all boils down to this; The aim is to deepen and relax the breath so the mind and body will follow. If the breath is relaxed and flowing, our Qi (vital energy) and blood will flow, allowing us to be balanced and healthy, allowing us to quieten 'the noise' of everyday life and see the beauty all around us in this one moment. That, to me, is good health. Good Qi to you, Ruth"
* Notes on the two different translations of Chinese words:
"Taiji", "Qigong" and "Dao" are Pinyin translation (formally Hanyu Pinyin) which is the most widely accepted standard for Romanizing Mandarin Chinese.
"Tai Chi", "Chi Kung" and "Tao" are Wade-Giles translation. Pinyin translation replaced Wade-Giles. The International Organization for Standardization adopted Pinyin as the international standard in 1982. "Tai Chi" is still, however, the most widely recognised spelling in the West at present.