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When you do tai-chi it may seem like a slow moving dance that challenges your balance and teaches you how to move from your pelvis. Tai chi also helps develop concentration. It is regarded as a moving meditation.
There are a variety of styles of Tai Chi, and in each one, it is very important to pay attention the the form as you learn and practice.
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