Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi, also called Tai Chi Chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.
Tai Chi is characterised by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles.
Health benefits of Tai Chi
"Studies have shown that Tai Chi can help people to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs." ~ NHS
Read more: On the NHS website.
"This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health." ~ Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University.
Read more: on the Harvard Health website.
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