"To study Tai Chi Chuan means to learn to relax. Relax, let go of all tension, all hardness, be soft. Hardness is the discipline of death; softness if the discipline of life. So, wherever you identify tension or hardness let it go. Relax completely. This is what it means to study Tai Chi Chuan."
John Hartley, Founder and Principal Instructor of Inner Health School of Taijiquan, Adelaide