First, let us consider natural breathing. When you practice Taijiquan with this taiji breathing, your mind does not have to be focused on the breathing. This is especially important for the beginner. At this stage, they should pay attention primarily to regulating the body into a more relaxed, centered, and balanced state. Once you have regulated your body, then you should learn how to regulate your breathing so that it is more efficient. Breathing is considered to be your strategy in Chinese Qigong. How you coordinate your breathing allows you to regulate your body and lead your Qi efficiently. There.....
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