The Yang Style is the most popular and widespread version of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
It is exemplified by a group of core practice principles: relaxation (Song), circular movements, martial applications, rooting (Gen), moving from the waist (Yao), chi and springy (Jin) energies, softness (Rou), fluidity and expansiveness, vital energy on the move, good timing and coordination, fullness and emptiness, deep and coordinated breathing, becoming calm and quiet (Jing), mind/intent (Yi) leading bodily movements.
A guiding principle is that movements start from the feet, are delivered through the body and expressed by the hands.
There are a number of Yang style forms, the most commonly practiced are detailed on the following pages:
- 8 (10) Form
- 16 Form
- 16 Simplified Form
- 17 Simplified Form
- 24 Simplified Form
- 37 Form - by Cheng Man-ch'ing
- 40 Short Form - Short version of the 103 Form
- 103 Long Form - also known as the 85, 88, 103, 108, 113 or 150 form
- 42 Combined Form - incorporating Chen, Sun and Wu styles
- 48 Combined Form - incorporating Chen, Sun and Wu styles