What is T’ai Chi. It is simple. Chi means, that which gives life. In terms of our body, Chi means the difference between life and death.
- To go for a scriptural orientation we can refer it to be that which was breathed by God into the dust, in order to produce Adam.
- Otherwise, it is the life-energy which a person resorts to hold on to during his death.
- If the life force is strong, a human can himself/herself alive and alert.
- On the contrary if the life force is weak, the result is he/she becomes lethargic and tired.
- It is interesting to note, that ancient cultures reveal about this “Life Force”
- It was common amongst Chinese, Japanese and Koreans.
- These cultures recognize the world not only in terms of physical matter, but also in terms of invisible energy.
- In India we call it as Prana, and in China it is termed as Chi. In Japan it is referred as Ki. Also, some Native Americans refer it as Great Spirit.
- All these culture precisely refer to Life Force as a Central energy in the form of medicine and healer.
- Acupuncture is based on balancing and enhancing Chi to bring the body into a state of health.
- At its highest level Acupuncture involves injecting Chi at the right time and place and in the right amount in order to reinstate its natural flow in the patient.
- If the Chi is unbalanced it results in emotional disturbance and a human becomes upset.
- If the Chi is balanced, the emotions will be smooth and sustaining.
- It is the spiritual Chi which makes us enter into a higher state of awareness, which lies at the pivotal point of our religious experience.