Our focused awareness during Tai Chi practice - our Yi - is exercised, our body is flooded, our mind becomes more alert. The Tai Chi must grow in your body, the speed of growth depends on your abilities, your training hours and your accompanying and guiding teacher. You can learn the visible Tai Chi 1 form within 1-3 months.
After that, the main work can begin to activate your inner body alchemy, to open your meridians, your joints, your whole energy system. What your eyes can see is only, say the 20% visible externally. The main part of Tai Chi involves the internal processes. A calm mind, physical flexibility, coordinated interaction of movement and breath, and thus control of chi flow. The act of balancing, the highest goal of Classical Chinese Medicine.
The roots of Tai Chi lie more in martial arts, while Qigong is derived from Chinese Medicine. However, both use the same principles. A type of dynamic meditation, consciously linking breath with movement, and thus controlling the flow of chi in the body. Put simply, Tai Chi could be considered an organized sequence of Qigong exercises.
In order to develop these invisible inner alchemy qualities, each of us needs patience, correction and repeated practice. Previous knowledge from other schools, such as martial arts, yoga or all varieties of Qigong will facilitate the training and shorten the learning time.