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Tai Chi is a universal medium for the cultivation of Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit.
As a gentle, mind-body activity to add to your fitness routine, tai chi is a phenomenal choice. Tai chi is said to support the balance of "yin and yang" in your body, thereby improving the flow of "qi," or life energy.
Tai chi takes your body through a specific set of graceful movements. Your body is constantly in motion and each movement flows right into the next.
Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." This mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.
Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance and brings better health and harmony to people's lives. Tai chi calms and collects. It clears and sharpens the mind to help us in focusing and centering our daily activities. Once learned, it is a treasure that will last you a lifetime.
Scientific studies show that Tai chi improves balance, immunity and reduces stress. The effects also include improved physical strength and mental focus and enhanced athletic performance and endurance.
Tai chi is great to balance strenuous physical activities, help the body and mind to relax and recover, and help keep the joints lubricated.
In fact, Tai chi improves practically any aspect of health.
When combined with standard treatment, Tai chi appears to be helpful for several medical conditions. For example: Arthritis, Low bone density, Breast cancer, Heart disease, Heart failure, Hypertension, Parkinson's disease, Sleep problems, and Stroke.
The practice of Tai chi can:
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Tai Chi for Arthritis Relief
Tai Chi: The More You Sway, the Less You'll Fall
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