Taoist Tai Chi ™ arts are founded upon a rich tradition of Taoist training. They are intended to return both body and mind to their original nature. According to Taoist teachings body and mind cannot be separated. Each step in the training is intended to help the mind return to stillness, clarity and wisdom, and the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state.
Taoist Tai Chi ™ arts are distinguished at the physical level by stretching, full range of motion and the continuous turning of the waist and spine. The movements exercise the whole physiology; including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs. At the mental and spiritual level, they are a method of ‘taming the heart’ and developing an attitude of calm, compassion and reduced self-centredness both during practice and in daily life. This aspect is cultivated in particular through the deeply held value of volunteerism.
In earlier times, the rituals, ceremonies, and dual cultivation techniques were generally the special domain of the priesthood or monastic practitioners. The founder of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, Master Moy Lin-shin, devoted decades of his life to develop these arts of cultivating body, heart and mind to make them accessible and beneficial to everyone, regardless of their physical condition.
The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism promotes the principle of all cultures and religions moving together in harmony. Individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome to participate in the practice we offer. The religion of Taoism emphasizes spiritual development through cultivation of both mind and body, with the ultimate goal of achieving harmony within oneself and with the world.
In Great Britain Taoist Tai Chi ™ arts are available in over 160 locations. To find more details of the locations of classes for all ages offered, visit our Find Classes page.
More background about Master Moy, Taoist Tai Chi ™ internal arts and methods, health benefits, and our worldwide activities can be found at the international web site.