Tàijíquán theory (also known as Tai Chi Chuan, what we call Tai Chi in general) evolved in agreement with many Chinese philosophical principles, including taiji in Taoism and Confucianism. Taoists believe that there is a spark of goodness within all of us, which is the original nature with which we are born. As we interact with the world around us, our original nature degenerates and we lose it, becoming a different version of ourselves. In Taoism, in order to get back to that original nature, a person has to achieve the harmony of body, mind and spirit. Training of Taoism integrates all these aspects and leads to the transformation of a “whole” person. The practice of Tai Chi is one way individuals can get back to that Original Nature state.