Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient synthesis of martial arts, therapeutic treatment and meditation.
It is a sequence of codified harmonious movements that, however slow and flowing, represent both parries and attacks against imaginary opponents coming from all directions.
These movements also stimulate the energetic meridians that are studied in traditional Chinese medicine, thus boosting both one's physical and mental state. No wonder the practice of Tai Chi is recommended in Chinese hospitals!
These movements also bring about a state of calm concentration that enables one to enter a state of deep meditation.