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Eight Pieces of Brocade” and Tai chi are widespread forms of exercise for the Chinese.
Eight Pieces of Brocade” is named after eight exercises that are “woven” together into a single “brocade.” The contents include physical exercises as well as breathing regimens. Positions taken include both standing and seated. The former requires the feet to be planted at the same width as the shoulders, while the latter calls for knees placed squarely together. Combined with such details as keeping the tongue in contact with the palate and concentrating on the “dantian,” each movement is done repeatedly.