Tai Chi Benefits
Tai chi benefits the student in many ways. It is well know that this form of chinese exercise, reduces stress.
Not only does the student gain from the learning of tai chi, how to perform tai chi breathing exercises or chi gung and the tai chi movements, they also get a very powerful form of self defense and wonderfully and amazing way to express themselves through this unique art form as an added bonus. Tai chi is low impact and as such it has been found to be a great source of exercise for all ages. Tai chi for seniors has become very popular all around the world.
Tai Chi Exercise Reduces Stress Because Tai Chi Benefits The Mind And Body Together
Tai chi exercise reduces stress because tai chi benefits the mind and body together. While doing tai chi, you focus on the tai chi movements and tai chi breathing (chi gung).
This combination creates a state of calm and relaxation, that is hard to match in any other form of exercise, Reduces stress, anxiety and tension, and seems to make any other ailments melt away as you focus on the here and now.
This state of bliss is another one of the tai chi benefits and is commonly referred to as inner smiling
, this kind of tai chi stress management lasts long after the completion of tai chi. How to achieve the best result is of course to practice regularly, and in the morning as opposed to the afternoon or evening as the body is still relaxed from sleeping and primed to get the most of the benefits that tai chi has to offer.
Medical science agrees that tai chi exercise reduces stress and proscribes it to patients in droves all around the world.
We now know, that a lot of what makes us un-well and causes disease, comes from the build up of stress in our lives. Tai chi stress management is a way to undo this build up of stress and start on the path to a more relaxed stress free life.
Exercise reduces stress and one of the best exercises for the treatment of stress is Tai chi. How to know what style of tai chi is right for you can be a challenge. Having a look at our tai chi chuan styles pages they may help you chose.
How do I get started in Tai chi? Have a look at our tai chi how to page
Tai Chi Medical Research
Tai chi benefits have been studied in more depth over the past 30 or so years, by western medicine which is of course prescribing it now as a low impact exercise which :
Strengthen the bones, aids in the healing process of arthritis, an aid to increase flexibility, improve muscle strength and definition, Increase energy, a stamina, an agility exercise, reduces stress, Increase feelings of well-being, increase oxygen uptake, reduced blood pressure, increase cardiovascular power, increased strength, increase blood circulation, improve immune functioning, improve leg strength, as a way of Improving sleep quality, Slowing bone loss in women after menopause, and of course as a great form of seniors exercise.
There is of course more tai chi benefits, than those listed, that are recognized by western science. Tai chi has become a bit of a cure all in recent times, rightly so as there are many healing properties to be gained through tai chi stress management.
Tai Chi For Arthritis Suffers
Tai Chi medical research shows, for arthritis suffers has long been an aid. Tufts University, presented at a meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, in October 2008 "An hour of tai chi twice a week for 12 weeks reduced pain and improved mood and physical functioning more than standard stretching exercises in people with severe knee osteoarthritis."
A South Korean study published in Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in December 2008 reported that "Eight weeks of tai chi classes followed by eight weeks of home practice significantly improved flexibility and slowed the disease process in patients with ankylosing spondylitis."
Ankylosing spondylitis is a painful and debilitating inflammatory form of arthritis that affects the spine.
For more information on of Tai Chi, how to do the movements so that you gain more Tai chi benefits from them, Try the tai chi movements page.
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- Tai Chi Movements
- Tai chi movements or forms activates and flows energy through the body.
- Tai Chi Chuan Styles
- Tai Chi Chuan styles are many and varied, as are the tai chi forms, still they all follow the basic principles of the tai chi movements.
- Tai Chi Chen Style
- Tai chi Chen style was the first of the Tai Chi Chuan styles. It was created, as the Ming Dynasty was about to become the Qing Dynasty in 17th century China.
- Tai Chi Yang Style
- tai chi Yang style has a moderate and easy flowing method of the makes it easily learned by the majority of people and this is why it has such a great following and has become the most popular of all the tai chi styles.
- Wu Tai Chi
- Wu Tai chi, which is also known as Hao style, Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) has a set of strict requirements regarding its practice. From the external to the internal, each requirement is clearly stated.
- Sun Style Tai Chi
- Sun style tai chi is characterized by lively steps- forward or backward steps are always followed by the other foot.
- Silk Reeling Energy
- The function of silk reeling energy is to unify the body and connect the energy throughout the body with the datian so that it can reinforce movements of all parts of the body.
- Tai Chi Symbol
- Tai Chi symbol relates to the flow of the opposite energy that makes up the law of the universe.
- Tai Chi Benefits
- Tai chi benefits have been studied in more depth over the past 30 or so years, by western medicine which is of course prescribing tai chi now as a low impact exercise. Tai chi exercise reduces stress.
- Tai Chi Sword
- Tai Chi Sword, best tips and hints. At an overall length of about 3 feet, The double edged sword is A good tool to use to judge overall Tai chi proficiency
- Tai chi Sword Maintenance And Sword Care
- Tai chi sword maintenance and care, best tips on the web for caring for your sword
- sword modifying, how to make a sword
- Sword Modifying, or how to make a Tai chi sword fit just right for you. Great tips for customizing your sword
- How to balance a sword tai chi sword balance
- How to balance a sword or, a tai chi sword in particular is not as tricky as you may think.
- Tai Chi Sword Integrity
- Tai Chi Sword Integrity best tips on how to fix you sword
- Sword sharpness sharpening a sword
- Sword sharpness comes after sword balance and integrity in the order of the sword, how to.
- Tai Chi How To
- Tai chi how to is a page that answers some of those how to questions that pop up to do with tai chi. Please if you have a how to question that you would like answered use our contact us page and we will try to answer it for you.
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