Tai Chi is a mind body practice that originated in ancient China and has been practiced for thousands of years. It began as a martial art and as it developed it became a method of enhancing physical and mental health.
Tai Chi is now popular in the West, and people all ages and physical conditions can learn it. It involves gentle movements, deep-breathing and moving meditation. It is low-impact, weight bearing and relaxing. It is thought to improve the flow of chi(energy) through the body, thus leading to numerous health benefits.
Some of these benefits are:
- Better balance and increased strength
- Less joint pain and stiffness for those who have osteoarthritis
- Improved sleep quality
- Increased vitality
- Better coordination
- Greater awareness, calmness and a sense of well-being
To find a Tai Chi class near you go to their website. If you're in south Florida you can call 305-598-3959.
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