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.

 

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. 

 

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.

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 . 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.

 

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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.