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What is Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. A system of physical exercise used to improve and maintain health and physical and mental relaxation. Also strengthens the cardiovascular and immune systems. Learn more about Tai Chi.

Tai chi does not mean oriental wisdom or something exotic. It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process.

What is Qigong

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”).

Qigong is more than a set of exercises, it is an attitude that works to restructure one’s perspective on life, leading to balance and harmony with the world around us.

Tai Chi Offers Huge Health Benefits

Tai Chi has both physical and mental benefits. If done regularly, it improves muscle tone, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Many older people find that it boosts their energy, stamina, and agility. It sharpens their reflexes and gives a sense of well-being.

The calming and meditative aspects of Tai Chi allow many to experience less stress. Tai Chi is a healing therapy, and it’s often used to support other chronic conditions. Examples: arthritis, fibromyalgia, and digestive disorders. Research is also showing the emotional and psychological benefits of Tai Chi as well.

Harvard Health published – The health benefits of Tai Chi.

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“Tai Chi Offers Huge Health Benefits – a growing body of carefully conducted research is building a compelling case for Tai Chi as an adjunct to standard medical treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many conditions commonly associated with age”, says Peter M. Wayne –