Like Tai Chi, Yi Quan is both a healing art and a valuable technical resource for martial artists. Yet, unlike Tai Chi, it does not require learning a long and complex choreography. In this sense, it’s more like Qigong.
However, body training is only half the answer. Yi Quan also includes sophisticated methods of healing imagery to train mental focus, relaxation, inner peace, and connection with nature. And while this may involve courageous self-exploration and facing inner resistance to change, the outward impacts are numerous and consequential!