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Tai Chi

 

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Ancient Chinese philosophers called the void and boundless state which prevailed before the world was created and from which the universe was created – WUJI – ultimate nothingness and is the mother of yin and yang.Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese's martial art that is now practiced more for its health and wellness effects on one.

Tai Chi is practiced for its martial arts, health purposes, and meditation. Tai Chi is often referred to as meditation in motion; however, in the martial art world, Tai Chi means Supreme Ultimate Fist. There are many other variations to the word Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is classified as a soft martial art. Its gentle movements are soft on ones joints and are therefore able to be practiced by all ages, young and old.

Tai Chi is not designed to build muscle size. It is used to stimulate the internal organs, calm the nervous system, and loosen the joints making one more flexible.


Benefits Of Tai Chi

By practicing Tai Chi, one would find that it improves breathing, focus, concentration, co-ordination, flexibility, muscle toning, balance and a great stress release. Tai Chi is known to teach one patience. With the continuous practice and perseverance of Tai Chi, it will increase ones fitness levels, muscular strength and balance, cardiovascular and stamina. Tai Chi challenges one to respond to outside forces both mentally and physically.


Health Benefits Of Tai Chi

Practicing Tai Chi and Chi Kung everyday helps develop both the body and the mind. If practiced correctly every day it can provide a direct reversal of the physical effects of stress on the body. Tai Chi causes the continued build up of lactic acids in your body caused by stress to break down. Regular practice releases the toxin in the body and gently massages the internal origins and builds the muscles gently. It causes new pathways to the brain pertaining to movement, balance and the center of gravity.


Benefits of Tai Chi have shown that children and adults improve in the following areas:
  • Ability to stay calm
  • Co ordination improves and helps dyslexia students
  • Students become more creative and not so tunnel vision
  • Concentration and focus is greatly improved
  • Self confidence and self esteem is improved
  • Positive results for people who suffer from ADHD and ADD
  • Cancer patients, those suffering from osteoporosis, asthmatics, diabetics, arthritis, high blood pressure and other life threatening ailments have all benefited with the continuous practice of Tai Chi