Tai Chi is a soft art. The form, which is a long series of moves, is a fundamental exercise of the art typically practiced slowly, the aim being to soften the movements and to keep the body and the mind flowing in harmony from beginning to end.
Tai Chi exercises the body at a very deep level, strengthening and stretching tendons and ligaments rather than the larger muscle groups. Also, muscles are exercised in a balanced, symmetrical manner ensuring balance throughout the body as fitness improves. Because of this Tai Chi lessens the likelihood of injury and can also be a good complement to other exercise regimes.