The defining characteristics of Tai Chi have been discussed in this article, but there are many additional benefits to practicing Tai Chi. The practice is often known as ‘meditation in motion,’ but with so many health benefits, Tai Chi should also be referred to as ‘medication in motion’.
Good health depends on harmony and balance in your life, and Tai Chi helps achieve this. The movements practiced in Tai Chi help stimulate an internal energy known as ‘Chi,’ which circulates within the body system, helping you to keep rejuvenated, refreshed, fit and healthy.
Tai Chi also helps to rejuvenate and relax the mind, by helping you release emotional tensions while increasing concentration and awareness. It helps you relax and deal with stress.
Another great advantage of Tai Chi is that anyone can do it – regardless of age or fitness level. Tai Chi works simultaneously on your cardio-vascular fitness, strength and flexibility.
Cardio-vascular fitness means developing a better heart-lung capacity. The slow but steady movements of Tai Chi provide your entire body with a good supply of blood and oxygen, helping you maintain your health and wellness.
The slow, deep movements of Tai Chi also help to strengthen muscles, whilst simultaneously keeping joints stable and protected. Finally, improving flexibility is a big part of Tai Chi. These movements help to improve your range of motion, making your body more functional.
Tai Chi can help relax and strengthen your body and mind. Include it in your fitness routine and watch your mind and body transform!