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What is Tai Chi?

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
  • - Lower blood pressure Improve cardiovascular functions
  • - Alleviate symptoms of asthma
  • - Increase energy and agility
  • - Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • - Improve overall feelings of well-being 

The Yin-Yang symbol is associated with Tai Chi



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