Tai Chi (pronounced as Tie-Chee), also called Tai Chi Chuan, is a mind-body
exercise that originated in China over 1,000 years ago. When Tai Chi is being
practiced, three components are working together: movements, meditation and deep
breathing. The movements are a series of gentle postures flowing slowing and
smoothly from one to another.
Doing Tai Chi does not require any special clothes or equipment. It can be done
indoors or outdoors, either alone or in a group.
(Video: courtesy of Mayo Clinic)
The Abundant Health Benefits of Tai Chi
Scientific studies worldwide have shown that Tai
Chi can -
- Improve balance, flexibility and muscle strength
- Reduce falls in older adults
- Relieve chronic pain Improve sleep quality
- Alleviate symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson' s Diseases and Fibromyal-gia