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The characteristic of Taijiquan and Qigong is that their movements are usually circular.
In Taijiquan and Qigong, We use the concept or perception of being circular in adjusting postures and the movements are often in circular arc. This is different from other types of physical exercises or martial arts.
Taijiquan and Qigong have proved, both in theory and practice, that only when the human body is in a high level of coordination, balance and integration, can one reach a very good state of human body. It includes the coordination and support between the head, body, and arms and legs, which in turn has determined that the movements should be circular or in circular arc. The waist becomes the centre of all movements. It controls and coordinates the movements of every part of the body, and makes them highly harmonious with each other. As a result of it, the movements are circular or in circular arc.
In the Universe, objects as big as the earth or stars, or small as electron, are of circular shape, and their movements are in circular arc.
In the space, circular shapes are the most stable, solid, and the biggest area; it is the best shape in protecting oneself. Circular movements are active, flexible, and natural.
Because Taijiquan and Qigong are of the characteristic of circular movements, they surpass the others in defense and attack, in health preservation, and in the unity of the mind and the body.
(Translated by Xue Yongxin)