Tai Chi for Your Health
During Tai Chi practice, the muscles and tendons are alternately stretching and relaxing. That makes them flexible and the joints become looser.
- Tai Chi is a complete whole-body exercise.
- Tai Chi can be practiced anywhere, anytime, with no need for special gear or a change of clothing.
- Practiced by millions of people over the centuries, Tai Chi has been proven helpful to the health of the body.
During the stretching and relaxing, blood in the veins is being squeezed back to the heart. The blood in the artery flows easier and fuller; and the looser joints will let the blood flow through without impediment. With good circulation, the body will heal and rejuvenate itself naturally. More than blood circulation is improved: the lymphatic, nervous and digestive systems run better as well.
One of the reasons that people feel so good when they are doing Tai Chi is that the movements are relaxing, even at the beginner level. This is because the nature of the movements tends to naturally stretch the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in a gentle manner.
Many other activities give the benefits of stretching, but none do it exactly like Tai Chi because in Tai Chi, stretching involves the entire body, not just arms or limbs or other segments. The more a practitioner can connect the whole body in his or her practice, the more relaxation can be implemented.
Tai Chi exercise allows the body to rejuvenate itself naturally.
Regular Tai Chi practice has been found to help reverse the physical effects of stress as well as restore harmony both physically and mentally.
- Improved flexibility, balance, immune function, cardiovascular function and motor coordination.
- Reduction in pain and tension.
- Better sleep patterns and increased energy.
- Reduced stress and anxiety, increased ability to relax, better concentration and focus, and an enhanced sense of well-being.
If you want to practice Tai Chi to maintain your health, come to our class regularly once a week.
Your present health will be maintained.
Your hands and feet will be warmer.
You will find that your sleeping is deeper and more restful.
So don't skip a class, even if you feel tired and run down. You'll feel more energy after the class, so you won't regret it.
If you want to practice Tai Chi to improve your health, come to our class regularly and practice at home two or three times a week.
You'll have more energy and sharper mind than before.
Your joints are more flexible (A state of being younger).
You will have better appetite and sleep better.
If you want to practice Tai Chi to recover your health, come to our class regularly and practice every day for an hour or more.
You'll find that your pain will lessen.
You'll feel lighter and happier.
Come to class regularly in any case.
At first, you'll need guidance to learn the postures and movements, then you'll need guidance to refine the movements. After a while, you will be surprised how much it helps your health, both physical and mental.
More Information: Tai Chi: An Introduction
- I have been practicing Tai Chi for 25 years. I started doing it because it looked like something that I could do for the rest of my life without the need for special equipment or facilities. Over the years, Tai Chi has helped me to be more relaxed mentally and physically. At 62 years of age I feel that I am still improving and look forward to many more years of good health and Tai Chi. - Lutz Fehst
- Tai Chi has served me in many ways through a lot of my life. As a younger person, I turned to Tai Chi to recover from childbirth and then to build my physical and emotional strength after a difficult loss. Later in my life, Tai Chi has become a gentle form for the aging body that keeps me strong and flexible, improves circulation and increase energy and vitality. The practice is strengthening and revitalizing, as much as it is calming and centering. It is meditative, empowering and gives the aging brain a good work out as well. - Eileen
- I have been practicing Tai Chi for 18 years, learning the forms and refining moves. Over the years my strength, flexibility and balance have improved. Practicing Tai Chi as an internal form helps me to relax the brain, feel inner calm and stay energetic. - Zyta
- Tai chi was recommended by my doctor to help me with a compromised immune system and an over active nervous system. I have now been practicing for 12 years! From a physical perspective, tai chi has improved my balance and circulation. My posture is also much better which has strengthened my body structure. On an emotional and mental level, I am able to relax, let my worries go and experience an inner sense of calmness during the tai chi set and take that feeling home. - Nancy
- Based on many years experience in Tai Chi, the benefits we get from this club is the availability of advance understanding beyond the initial form. The fact that the club has a friendly and sharing environment only adds to the ambiance. - Marc & Julia
- Tai Chi is the only exercise I have kept up almost 30 years. I must congratulate myself to have courage to quit a Tai Chi Society I had belonged almost 25 years and joined the Academy about three years ago. Here we have many amazingly dedicated, skilled and intelligent masters of Tai Chi as our teachers who were taught strictly by Mr. Moy closely. We are very lucky to have this fresh meaningful place to continue our beloved Tai Chi. - Naoko Matsubara