Professor Cheng distilled the tai chi form into eight movements that are easy to learn and fun to practice, The Eight Ways. These eight exercises bring the essential health benefits of the full form into your everyday activities. Become stronger climbing stairs. Sit and get up from a chair with greater stability and less effort. Lift or reach for objects securely using tai chi principles.
This practice strengthens the legs and improves circulation throughout the body. It is great for coordinating everyday movements and as a preparation for sports. You will often find this course offered at our summer trainings. The Eight Ways is especially good for people whose health doesn’t allow them to do the full form.