TAI CHI is often described as "meditation in motion,"

but it might well be called "medication in motion."

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.

 

Mind

 

Tai Chi cultivates silence in the mind which has far reaching effects for the mind and body.

Because tai chi includes meditation and focused breathing, reduce stress and anxiety.

Help improve your mood.

Regularly practicing tai chi may help you to have more restful sleep.

Body


Muscle strength: When practiced regularly, tai chi can be comparable to resistance training and brisk walking.

Flexibility: Tai chi can boost upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength.

Balance: Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls. 

 

Spirit 

 

Tai Chi as a martial arts is a complete meditation and spiritual practice.

The core element of a spiritual practice is that it provides a method of self discovery that brings you into a realization of the greater whole.

Provides a method of self discovery that brings you into a realization of the greater whole.

What is Tai Chi?

TAI CHI = TAIJIQUAN

Taijiquan (which literally translates to "supreme ultimate fist") is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for its health benefits and is about changing our internal environment so that life becomes a joy to live and not a burden to drag into old age and death. It is about helping your body to let go of the past and your mind to slow down and cease churning.

Taijiquan encourages your internal focus to shift toward cherishing and remembering all that is wonderful in your life. It predisposes you to look forward to ways to make life better, rather than remembering how unsatisfying it has been.

Most importantly, taijiquan gives us the ability to realize the greater human potential in ourselves and to have genuine compassion for others. Taijiquan, with its gentle strength, moves us closer to feeling more truly alive.

 

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We apreciate the great collaboration of Joan Tilton The Woodlands Photography Club Vice President who tooks this amazing photo on our WTCD 2019.