Tai Chi benefits health in many ways and has been shown to:
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Improve Balance
- Ease Joint Pain
- Improve Circulation
- Reduce Headaches
- Combat Depression
- Reduce Stress
Tai Chi does this in two ways:
Physical Strength and Stability
Tai Chi improves flexibility and increases the strength of both your core and the stabilizing muscles around your joints. This improves posture, balance and joint health.
Tai Chi increases Chi flow in the body which can enhance our healing ability and the aid function of the body’s systems.
What is Chi?
Chi is an energy that flows throughout our body and is one of the primary mechanisms behind our ability to heal.
I’m sure you’ve had friends with conditions that refuse to heal, no matter what conventional treatments they receive. Equally, you’ve probably known people who have healed amazingly quickly for serious injuries or illnesses. Why do some people heal quickly and others slowly or not at all? The answer often lies with their Chi.
Tai Chi helps increase Chi and move it around the body helping it get to where it needs to go so the body can heal itself.
As we go through life we suffer emotional and physical trauma both of which can cause blocks in our Chi system. These blocks can starve areas of the body of Chi and can lead to all sorts of problems in both the short and long term.
This is why it’s so important to maintain our health by not only exercising our physical bodies but by exercising our energy system as well.
Fortunately for us, Tai Chi does both!
What is Chi Kung?
Chi Kung exercises are simpler than Tai Chi and are used to bring Chi into the body. The Tai Chi exercises then move this energy around the body. Your Tai Chi practice will provide greater benefit if you do Chi Kung as well. We always teach Chi Kung in the lessons as it goes hand-in-hand with Tai Chi.