Tai chi teaches us to open like an arch

arch1Arches are fine examples of man made and natural architecture that display elegance but at the same time great strength and expansiveness. Picture some of the arches you have seen in person or in photographs; the ancient arches of Rome and The Arc de Triomphe, the modern Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the many natural arches across the West.  They all exhibit great beauty and because of their inherent strength, have withstood the test of time.  In tai chi we make use of the arch all the time by practicing the bow stance and the horse stance.  These strong, graceful stances are the very foundation for the tai chi form. READ MORE