A Guide to Tai Cheng™
Find the answers to your pressing questions about the Tai Cheng™ program below.
What's the difference between Tai Chi and Tai Cheng?
Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") was developed in China and is a martial art practiced primarily for its health and physical conditioning benefits. To create the 90-day Tai Cheng program, Dr. Mark Cheng combined 21st century fitness science with the centuries-old techniques of Tai Chi to help reduce joint and muscle pain through better muscle control.
What can Tai Cheng do for me?
Tai Cheng can result in greater awareness of your body and mind and help you improve your strength, muscle tone, flexibility, energy, balance, and cognitive performance.
What can I expect from Tai Cheng?
Tai Cheng is a progression of movement across 4 phases taught using a technique known as Dynamic Motion Control. You'll first learn static movements that will help awaken your body's natural energy and loosen your joints. These will help activate your strength and restore your balance. Then, you'll add combinations of two or more movements that will further help improve your strength, mobility, and balance. Finally, you'll learn sequences that bring together several movements to help you continue to build your energy, strength, range of motion, flexibility, cognitive sharpness, and overall sense of well-being.
What if I have physical limitations?
If you have limitations due to a loss of flexibility, strength, or difficulty balancing, Tai Cheng can help you reduce these. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program, as not all exercise programs are suitable for all people.
What should I do if I have trouble or can't figure out a move?
We recommend that you ask your Team Beachbody® Coach for advice, get support and tips on our Message Boards, and keep an eye on the Team Beachbody Chat Room calendar to see when Dr. Mark Cheng is hosting his next live video chat.
A mini Tai Cheng glossary:
Chi: "Breath" and/or "energy."
Full Lotus Position: Seated on the floor, legs crossed, with each foot resting on top of the opposite thigh.
Half Lotus Position: Seated on the floor, legs crossed, with one foot resting on top of the opposite thigh.
Static Posture: A Tai Chi posture performed singly, by itself.
Weighted Foot Rule: In Tai Chi, most postures end with 80 percent of your weight on one leg, and your hips and body facing the direction of your "weighted foot."
Combination: Two Tai Chi postures practiced one after another, flowing together.
Sequence: Several Tai Chi postures practiced one after the other, flowing together.
Medial: Part of the body closest to your middle.
Lateral: Part of the body closest to the outside.
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