The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

Mary Dann | April 7, 2017 |

The symbol central to our logo is ‘T’ai’, with the same sound but different meaning to the ‘T’ai’ in ‘T’ai Chi’. It is a hexagram from the 5,000-year-old Daoist classic, the I Ching.

A hexagram consists of two trigrams, each made up of three lines – solid, broken, or both. The broken lines represent Yin energy, and the solid lines, Yang energy. The upper trigram represents Earth (pure Yin), and the lower, Heaven (pure Yang).

Yin and Yang have motions associated with them. The light, heavenly Yang energy tends to rise, while the heavy, earthly Yin energy tends to sink. As the two energies meet and commune with one another peace and harmony are achieved and great accomplishments become possible.

And so this symbol represents peace, harmony and goodwill.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

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