What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing, and aerobic -- yet relaxing -- exercise. It began as a martial art. As it developed, it took on the purpose of enhancing physical and mental health. Practiced in a variety of styles, Tai Chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. The meditation is sometimes called "moving meditation."
Tai Chi is a low-impact and aerobic exercise that is relaxing and can improve mental and emotional health along with physical health. This Chinese form of exercise improves balance, strength, and calmness, and may decrease pain and stiffness. It is a favorite among those with arthritis, cancer, and other debilitating conditions. Tai Chi is also good for older adults because it does not involve impact on the joints.
The Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi
Today, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body, not only in China, but around the world. Tai chi helps people to relax and feel better. Everything improves when you are more relaxed and feeling good about yourself.
The National Institute of Health’s National Centre of Complementary and Alternative Medicine found, in a 2007 survey, that more than 2.3 million Americans practice tai chi for various health-related purposes.
Tai Chi staggering of benefits most impressive:
• to obtain benefits associated with low-impact, weight-bearing, aerobic exercise;
• To improve physical condition, muscle strength, coordination, and flexibility;
• To improve balance and decrease the risk of falls;
• To ease pain and stiffness;
• To improve sleep; and for overall wellness.
What style of tai chi do you teach?
The forms of Tai Chi have differed: 24 form basic movements, and many syle as, 32, 42, 48 form; and 108 movements, What is important is that the principles remain the same. Mainly practiced for its health benefits Yang style is the most popular and well known form of Tai Chi.
We teach 24 , 108 form Yang style Tai Chi, and 32 movements Fan Tai Chi, 42 movement Sword tai chi.
We suggest the Tai Chi beginner, first learn simple 24 Yang style Tai Chi.
Wat is 24 form yang style ?
In 1956, the National Physical Culture and Sports Commission of the People's Republic of China, developed a simplified and shortened version of the Tai Chi Chuan form. It was based on the Yang family style of Tai Chi Chuan. The new short form consisted of 24 movements. Yang style can be identified by its slow controlled movements, wide stances and even tempo. As a combat art Yang style does not contain a lot of striking and is used for diverting, pushing and pulling, Ideal for those who wish to avoid conflict but still want the confidence and skills for self defenses.
24 form Yang style is the most popular Tai Chi style in the whole world, if you know this style, you can join any Tai Chi group in the world.
Who can do Tai Chi ?
Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because Tai Chi is low impact, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.
Also, If you are a very energetic and active person who is extremely results driven, Tai Chi can be one of your most important tools. It teaches you how to balance your mind, and how to harmonize your physical energy.
If you are in high performance activities, you’ll notice that your performance will increase if you cross train with a slowed down energy force. It tends to tenderize your muscle fibers to make the stronger.
Due to Tai Chi is typified by slow, deliberate repetitive movements and is based on co-ordination and relaxation rather than muscular tension. It is believed that focusing the mind solely on the movements helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. So which has grown in popularity throughout the world, especially suitable if older adult who otherwise may not exercise.
We also have the Chair Tai Chi class program especially for those who also endure knee or hip problems. The seated Tai Chi program enables people who use wheelchairs.
Above all relaxation.
Although Tai Chi is generally safe, women who are pregnant or people with joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis or a hernia should consult their health care provider before trying Tai Chi. Modification avoidances of certain postures may be recommended.
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Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.