My name is Teffany Osborne and I am a franchise instructor for Hine Tai Chi Schools Ltd. I have been training with Master John Hine for many years and I also assist at some of his seminars. Tai Chi is an exciting, rewarding and often challenging discipline. Although always vaguely interested in Tai Chi I began studying it principally because of a back problem. The physical benefits of Tai Chi are well documented and readily identified and it has been immensely valuable for that fact alone. The benefits to the mind, although less easily defined, are none the less tangible; they are an essential part of Tai Chi and a major reason for it having survived and developed over many centuries.