For a long time tai chi has been promoted as being an effortless exercise.
Do not be misled by this: if it were truly effortless, there would not be any exercise.
The word 'effortless' should refer to the absence of
resistance in your body
and the surprising effect of your actions once conflict has been removed.
physical work, the strengthening of
muscles and bones, the
stretching of the elastic tissues.
This is not to be confused with gym work,
or weight training.