Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art known for its defense training and health benefits. Medical research has found that Tai Chi is helpful for improving balance, and general psychological health.
Tai Chi is also a great way to reduce stress. Due to it being low impact, there is minimal stress on muscles and joints. This makes it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who is looking for safe, fun way to exercise. The largest study to date by the Arthritis Foundation, Tai Chi Program, found that Tai Chi can ease the pain from knee osteoarthritis. It can also reduce stress and provide a stronger sense of well-being.
The art of Qigong often goes hand in hand with the practice of Tai Chi. Qigong is the practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation and healing. Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is believed to enhance ones qi (vital energy believed to circulate around the body in currents.) Resulting in a more balanced state of mind, body and soul.
By combining the art of Qigong and Tai Chi one can increase their sense of awareness and become more balanced in life. This is a very important concept in the art of Qigong