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What is Tai Chi?

September 01, 20222 min read

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a series of flowing, rhythmic movements that have been around since at least the 16th century. It was created to improve health and promote longevity. Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people around the world, and today it's used as both a meditation technique and a form of exercise. Tai Chi is often associated with seniors to manage chronic conditions like arthritis or back pain, but Tai Chi can actually be beneficial for anyone looking to improve their overall health and balance

Tai Chi focuses on the health benefits of moving your body slowly, gradually increasing your flexibility and strength while reducing stress. Tai Chi movements are designed to mimic the patterns of nature, like flowing water or the wind in the trees. As you move through these slow, graceful motions, you will learn how to balance your energy and find harmony with your surroundings. The movements are very slow with easy transitions between positions.The exercises are coordinated with deep breathing, which helps you relax by slowing down your heart rate and improving blood circulation through a series of twists and turns. This movement not only strengthens your muscles but also improves your posture as you focus on keeping yourself upright without collapsing into old habits that strain the back or neck area. You’ll also learn how to maintain good posture when standing still using focused concentration on each individual muscle throughout the day.

Researchers have conducted many studies on this martial art to understand its health benefits. We have listed some of the benefits of Tai Chi below.

Tai Chi Benefits:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increases energy and vitality

  • Improves balance and flexibility

  • Improves muscle strength and conditioning

  • Increases bone density and prevent fractures

  • Improves cognitive function and focus

  • Relieves anxiety and depression symptoms

  • Helps boost heart health

  • Promotes weight loss

  • Better sleep quality

  • Pain Management

  • Prevents falls in older adults

  • Reduces pain from arthritis

  • Improves mood

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