The martial art of Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries. The essence to its practice is in the fact that it exercises all the body’s joints and major muscle groups while circulating its chi, or internal energy. The focus is on long, graceful movements that are understood to promote good health. But tai chi is as much about being part of the city’s daily wake-up routine as it is an exercise for the mind, soul and body. Many hongkongers, head to parks and beaches to practice before starting the day.
MICE groups can join them on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, Victoria Park or The Peak and move in slow unison with the tai chi master, exercising body and mind. For a real flavour of Chinese culture, head out to dim sum afterwards. Tai chi is a common half-day addition to any MICE programme and a great way to pep-up staff during a long day of meetings.