I am thinking of getting into Tai Chi and picked up The Complete Idiots Guide to Tai Chi and QiGong and have a question or two.
1)What is the deal with the glowing ball I am supposed to envision above my head? Is that strictly to project a focal point or is there something else to it?
2)IANA physicist but I my first reaction was to call BS when reading that QiGong can expand the space in atoms in my body. Huh?
3)If I avoid all this stuff and just use Tai Chi as a low impact activity (which is what I need atm for reasons I won’t explain here), will I be limiting the full effect of this activity?
4)A comment was made that Tai Chi was shown to prevent disease, but cited no study but rather mentioned that a university checked it out and found… How does one show that something prevented disease? Is this the same as me saying that I have an enchanted toilet that keeps bears away from my house? I have no doubt that this form of exercise is beneficial but I am not buying the extent stated.
The combination of mentally relaxing while going through some motions appeals to me but…
Any comments would be welcome.