What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi- is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. It's aesthetically pleasing, and most people practicing Tai Chi enjoy themselves. Certainly it's a most effective martial art. It can also take credit as a meditation for tranquility, of fostering the Taoist spirit of living in harmony with nature (not in the religious sense of spirit), of contributing to the preservation of a youthful mind and body. Why Tai Chi? Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance and brings better health and harmony to people's lives. Nowadays, tai chi is practiced in every corner of the world for health improvement. And for good reasons. Scientific studies show that tai chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. In addition, it improves balance, immunity and reduces stress. In fact, tai chi improves practically any aspect of health. The unique feature of Tai Chi is that it is internal. Internal means building the inner strength from inside of the body. Placing emphasis on cultivating Qi, the life force; mental strength and tranquility of the mind. Combining both internal and external training, Tai Chi becomes a powerfully holistic approach to better health. Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi works to improve:
- Muscular strength (is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function)
- Flexibility (exercises enable people to move easier, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing)
- Fitness (is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles)
- Tai Chi movements also emphasize the importance of weight transference, which helps balance and prevents falls
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