Gaining the Peace and Confidence You Need Through Tai Chi Chuan
If you talk to people who not only practice Tai Chi on a regular basis, but have been doing so for a while, one of the things they will tell you is this practice has given them a sense of confidence and peace such as they have never felt before. If this sounds a little strange to you, perhaps we need to take a close look at how the practice of a martial art, for this is what Taiji is and always has been, can make this happen.
As Tai Chi features a number of strong yet smooth movements, you might be justified in wondering which of the different forms you would have to practice to not only achieve the high level of confidence that many practitioners exude, while still being able to maintain that true sense of peace that Tai Chi Chuan is well known for. For many it can be hard to imagine any martial art that appears to be a form of fighting to be able to provide any level of peace, however most do see that this type of regimen can build confidence.
The reality is that as with most things, you are only going to get out of Tai Chi classes such as those taught in Portland Oregon what you put into them. This being said, if you want to gain the most from your classes, you are going to have to be willing to give one hundred percent both during the class itself and when you are practicing on your own. Taiji is a very complex art that while you may master the basics of it in a few classes can take you years to completely master.
As you learn to work your way through each small movement that makes up a complete form, it will give a true sense of accomplishment when you have perfected it. During the time that you are learning each movement, you will learn to exclude all other thoughts. Often referred to as “Moving Meditation”, it is the level of concentration required to achieve true perfection in each form that will help you achieve the peace you seek in your mind.
Tai Chi Practice and Confidence
While you are achieving this level of peace and tranquility in your mind, you will also come to realize that you not only can learn each movement that is required to complete the different forms, but that you are learning them. This in turn will lead to a sense of accomplishment and will go a long way towards instilling a sense of self-confidence, not only in your ability to practice Tai Chi, but in your everyday life.