Tai Chi (literally - "Grand Ultimate"), also known as Taiji, was originally created as a martial art (Taiji Ch'uan), but is more commonly known today for its health benefits.
Originating in China hundreds of years ago (the exact birth is shrouded in mystery and debate), Tai Chi is most widely known for its system of slow meditative movements, known as the "Form", which greatly enhances relaxation and concentration capabilities, as well as improving body mechanics. Natural outcomes of practicing the Form include the reduction of stress and the balancing of one's emotions.
Before advancing to the practice of faster movements, one has to spend a long time re-learning how to move in a natural and efficient manner, utilizing proper structure, alignment and intent. The slow, graceful and continuous movements found in the Form are gentle on the joints and muscles, so are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Tai Chi is often referred to as a type of "moving meditation" because it stimulates and unifies the mind, body and spirit.
Nick draws on his experience from his extensive studies of numerous other Martial Arts (both Internal and External) as well as Yoga and Qi-Gong, and teaches the Yang style of Tai Chi Ch'uan.