Chen Style Tai chi training involves five elements and utilizes three aspects of training – health, meditation, and martial arts. Tai chi’s health training, concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect is necessary in maintaining optimum balance and cultivating the awareness of chi. As a martial art, it is the practice of appropriate change in response to outside forces; the practice of yielding and following an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. Tai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. In a very real sense, Tai Chi helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being.