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Yoga Vs.Tai ji

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Yoga is emanated in Indian sub-continent and being worldwide now. In 2015 United Nation has declared June 21st as an ‘International Yoga day’. During my Chinese staying I have practiced yoga with different ways but not satisfied because there was less natural originality but more artificiality. In China, Yoga is oriented only to the physical flexibility however it must be combined with a connectivity of human soul and body. Chinese yoga teacher even can’t pronounce the chanting word ‘Aum..!’.

 


Once upon a time I’ve joined Tai ji, I found there is meditation and physical exercises too. Gradually, Yoga is influencing china but I found Tai ji is not exploring outside the world. Is there any strong point that Yoga is better than tai ji, or tai ji better than yoga? What is the reason that Chinese are loving yoga rather than Tai ji? 


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Reply Report 努力学英语 2016-9-18 17:31
As far as i know ,girls prefer yoga much more .
Reply Report RonJaDa 2016-9-19 04:47
Good post I hope it gets lots of input.  I have nothing to add as I have never taken Yoga or Tai ji.

At various stages of my life I have practiced meditation of one form or another sometimes just sitting, walking through natural settings and while exercising.  I was taught to slow down the exercise concentrate on your breathing and clear focus   I have often thought about taking yoga to help find my inner peace and strength, but have not done it yet, other then touch the surface.
Ron
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-19 14:39
努力学英语: As far as i know ,girls prefer yoga much more .
    Yeah..i have participated so many yoga classes with so many girls...many of them are wandering to be Slim. 减肥
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-19 14:44
RonJaDa: Good post I hope it gets lots of input.  I have nothing to add as I have never taken Yoga or Tai ji.

At various stages of my life I have practiced me ...
Thanks for your inspiring words. Some 3 decades ago, Yoga entered in Chinese mainland, and it has attracted many young followers. Many foreign Yoga teachers are getting job here. But I have noticed that yoga going to practiced like a physical exercise rather than mental peace and Inner healing.
Reply Report ccWintersweet 2016-9-19 23:27
Tai ji can strengthen one's body,and Yoga involves finding inner peace and calm. My grandmother practices Tai ji everyday,she is a Tai ji lover.
Reply Report ccWintersweet 2016-9-19 23:28
By the way, I want to practice Yoga after graduating,haha!
Reply Report SEARU 2016-9-20 09:04
Different masters have different sets of martial art or yoga those are difficult for you to copy or imitate! I think their basic principle should be trying to active every joint and strengthen muscles of your body!
So I always do exercise in a free style that is more relaxed,practical and workable!
please check my thread “how to train body in a easy way?”.
Reply Report SEARU 2016-9-20 12:13
Yoga is fit starting from early age when the skeleton performing soft. One of my colleagues began the special game at fifty years old and soon she got hurt so badly that she had to leave work for treatment in hospital and now she has not fully recovered from the self_made disaster!
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-22 13:54
ccWintersweet: By the way, I want to practice Yoga after graduating,haha!
Best of luck for your yoga dream.  
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-22 13:55
SEARU: Different masters have different sets of martial art or yoga those are difficult for you to copy or imitate! I think their basic principle should be t ...
Never mind but while i have been practicing Tai ji, it felt too boring
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-22 14:01
SEARU: Yoga is fit starting from early age when the skeleton performing soft. One of my colleagues began the special game at fifty years old and soon she got ...
I found that many Chinese apply Yoga only for physical exercise and very quickly they seek for the result/change. if you do yoga forcefully and without patience you surely misleading it. Yoga is included Meditation, restraint, discipline, environment and good guidance too. its fit for all age groups.
Reply Report AndrewHLi 2016-9-22 14:29
Hey, it is cool buddy.
Reply Report mbursian 2016-9-23 05:53
    Terrific!
Reply Report Sally_sunshine 2016-9-23 21:30
Yoga&Tai ji , each is different and beneficial to health in its own way. I don't think Yoga is better than Tai ji or Tai ji is better than  Yoga. Young people prefer to practise Yoga while elder people have a preference for Tai ji. By the way , you said in China"yoga going to practiced like a physical exercise rather than mental peace and Inner healing" . I agree with you about that!
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-24 13:31
AndrewHLi: Hey, it is cool buddy.
  
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-24 13:32
mbursian:      Terrific!
      
Reply Report 财神 2016-9-24 13:33
Sally_sunshine: Yoga&Tai ji , each is different and beneficial to health in its own way. I don't think Yoga is better than Tai ji or Tai ji is better than  Yoga. Youn ...
So balanced and neutral opinion. So cleaver!!
Reply Report sube 2016-9-25 08:50
It is Yogo guru's gold rush in China, I know some guys even charge 2000-3000 per hour on their lessons.
Reply Report lovelywinnie 2016-11-16 17:05
I used to play some simple yoga at the end of exercises.I felt relaxed and refreshed when listening to some Banderi's songs and playing yoga. This year I'v learned Taiji and now I often play Taiji. It softly moves the whole body  and is easy to learn. I once wrote a blog about my learning process, and you may have a look at it
Reply Report Liononthehunt 2017-1-18 13:27
In my opinion, Taiji, as a form of martial art, also emphasizes meditation and mental balance as Yoga does. As for why Yoga is more popular than Taiji in China,  I think there is the factor of fashionability at play. In China, you usually see Taiji being practiced by elders, and conversely, before it came to be well known in China, Yoga first found fame in some western countries, including the USA, where a bunch of celebrities are enthusiastic about doing it, while in China you seldom see Taiji being presented on high-profile platforms. And youngsters, who usually crave for things fashionable, sometimes blindly, could easily be drawn to things that have larger exposure to the populace.
And admittedly, Indian guys undoubtedly have done a very good job marketing this cultural asset of theirs to the western audience in the first place.

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