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A Practice that Brings Harmony to Our Lives

Entering monotonous, routine, and even mechanical scenarios have generated stimuli in human beings that affect their integral part on a daily basis.

The Woman Post | Ivonne Ortiz Ruiz

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Impotence in the face of adverse circumstances, improper handling of reactions, and a negative response to certain stimuli are just some warning factor

The challenges that everyday life brings constantly confront the individual in her personal and professional condition. It is not easy to understand that sometimes, what is planned and even projected loses its horizon due to circumstances that are untimely and that intervene in the normal course of a life that, like a book, has been written from the prologue to the development of each of its lines. The direction that existence often takes because of its own or other people's decisions is surprising, but that regardless of the origin ends up raising a substantial implication in future actions.

Feelings such as uncertainty, anger, and even intolerance accompany people's daily lives: an offensive look, the toxic word, or a body language that is far from calling for serenity, become the closest ways to respond to reactions that are received in different contexts. Agreements, adaptation, and respect for different perspectives seem to have been a matter of yesterday.

Some ask for peace, others for measure and tranquility for those who still think that there are routes to educate, self-control, and provide benefits that impact, but in a positive way, the health of the inhabitants of this planet. Tai Chi two magical, sound words that recall the practices of Eastern cultures, a discipline that in the eyes of Jorge Alexander Gómez D´Alemán, Director of the International Yang Family Tai Chi Association and direct disciple of the great teacher Yang Jun, head of the fifth generation, corresponds to meditation in movement, whose fundamental basis is in responsible attention to thoughts, which is achieved, he adds, through the connection between mind, body, and energy. In other words, it refers to a discipline that seeks awareness in breathing management, "is trying to go from how you are to how you really feel."

In this sense, Tai Chi also translated as body art, and requires the disposition of those who are inclined to practice it; that is, a need that becomes latent through the strengthening of the body to nourish energy and be vital. In addition, it is considered essential to have an attitude of joy for this exercise; a joy that, as the source manifests, must become the sublimation of joy. It is a discipline that can be accessed by people of any age and even disabled who seek new ways to discover themselves and "recognize how beautiful they have their response to overcome the shadows that afflict them." A cycle as stated by Alexander Gómez represented in "contact with the body, awareness of detachment from material things and transformation of emotions"; all within an act of personal hygiene as conceived in China.

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Andrea del Pilar Prieto, a social worker with studies in human talent management, came to Tai Chi by chance. His motivation as established was "the need to practice a kind of physical exercise that was not high impact", given his spinal injuries, and although he was unaware of this discipline, as it was only part of a medical recommendation, he found in her elements that went far beyond the body and unexpectedly, he discovered valuable tools for its control through the management of breathing, recognizing in the stillness and silence a state of tranquility, but above all the well-being to level in an integral way your body and thought.

And it is that in a world as hectic as the one in which we live, given the forms of violence, the stubborn schemes, the ways of assuming the difference and sometimes, having to carry heavy sacks full of resentment, exhaustion or resignation, Tai Chi comes as an elixir in the middle of the desert to provide a healing route, as Alexander Gómez emphasizes, “cultivates the spirit, learning to be more centered, contemplative of nature and the environment; We calm down to make decisions, understand the other, better assume our emotions ”.

Now, it is clarified that although feelings such as sadness and joy must be lived, it is wrong to admit them as part of an attachment or to the limit of ceasing to be oneself due to concerns taken to the extreme. Under these scenarios, breathing relaxes and this makes the organic system work better; what is tense damages and affects the organism, but what flows through Tai Chi, contributes even to digestive problems, since with the movement of the body a massage is made to the abdomen that allows its normal functioning. For this reason, as Alexander Gómez explains, the difference between a person who practices the discipline to another who does not is “in the adaptability that derives from the exercise of mental calm and in the emotions from which the individual learns to change the perception of your reality.”

Furthermore, as stated by Andrea del Pilar Prieto, the benefits are also visible, from her experience, in that energy flow that strengthens matter, as she explains "you speak to the body and the body responds" through the slow, slow oscillations and aware. It's like being, says the source, "in the here and now."

This is why Tai Chi is considered a lifestyle, as it is linked to a philosophy of nature-inspired by Taoist principles; to a philosophy of the inner being related to Buddhism and Confucianism in which social respect, community work, and contribution from one's own condition to society prevail.

Approaching this discovery is a lifetime opportunity, as it is said around there "many are called, few are chosen" but wanting and accepting this new revelation is an individual decision. In this way, being Tai Chi a World Heritage Site recognized by the World Health Organization, it becomes a form of preventive physical activity. That is why the invitation made by the expert focuses on summoning and emphasizing that the opportunity to connect should not be lost. The purpose is clear, "to learn from life from a genuine sense, this discipline being a tool for personal transformation."

Contacts: Alexander Gómez D´Alemán, Facebook: Tai Chi Dragon Circle, Instagram: Tai Chi Dragon Circle, and Website: www.circulodeldragon.org, & Andrea del Pilar Prieto, Facebook: Pilarica Primo, and Instagram: pilaricaprimo

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