What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a healing art. It is a
series of continuous, circular, slow, relaxed and smooth flowing movements
that has numerous health benefits for people of all ages
and health conditions.
Tai Chi is not just a form of physical exercise; Chi, or life energy, is tremendously generated and circulates throughout the body when one adheres to certain theories of movement, specific posture alignment and – in one or two of the forms - particular breathing.
Tai Chi improves the circulation of blood and
brings about a balance of Chi around the
body. Tai Chi opens joints, relaxes muscles, flexes tendons
and ligaments, eases tension, strengthens and energizes
the organs, resulting in a healthier body and a state of
Chi movements are also designed to enhance circulatory
systems, to boost the immune systems, to increase vitality, and to develop
balance, flexibility and coordination, leading
to a harmonious balance of mind, body, emotions, and
How is this achieved in Tai Chi?
In accordance with Chinese traditional medicine, Chi flow and balance are at the root of all health conditions. When the balance of Chi is disrupted, ailments and illness occur. When the balance of Chi is restored, health is re-established.
Chi heals both the body and mind by unblocking, balancing and improving the flow
of Chi through the Tai Chi acupuncture energy pathways called meridians
which run through every part of the body.
flow of Chi in children is usually strong because their
meridians are open, giving them the vital energy
to run around for hours without exhaustion.
people age, the flow of Chi through the meridians
can be impaired by unhealthy lifestyle, physical and mental
tensions, poor diet and
Through regular practice of Tai Chi, the flow of Chi through all the acupuncture meridians can be
improved and the organs through which the meridians pass
are strengthened and energized.
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