Chen Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that emphasizes fluid, circular movements, and the use of the whole body. Mindfulness and the focus on the present moment are central to the practice of Tai Chi, as practitioners are encouraged to let go of their thoughts and distractions and focus on their movements and breath.
“Silk reeling” is a specific training method used in some styles of Tai Chi, including Chen style. It involves spiraling movements of the arms and upper body that are meant to develop strength, flexibility, and balance. The movements are often likened to the way a silkworm spins silk, hence the name. The technique is said to help practitioners develop a more relaxed, rooted, and stable posture, as well as to improve their ability to generate and transmit power through their limbs.