This course teaches the First Section of the traditional Yang Family Style 108 movement Long Form of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: the most widely practiced form of T'ai Chi in the world. Special emphasis is placed on methods of improving balance skills, identification and release of areas of body tension, and eliminating habits which can cause stress to the knee and lower back. Documented health benefits of regular Form practice include stress reduction, enhanced body awareness and improved lower body strength. Virginia Huettig began her study of T'ai Chi in 1996. She has taught T'ai Chi Ch'uan at UNM since 2002.