2019 Meditation Magic

Tai Chi

Tai Chi improves:-

  • fitness

  • flexibility  

  • posture

  • muscular strength

  • balance

  • co-ordination

  • energy

  • relaxation

  • immunity

  • cardio-respiratory functioning

  • well being

Tai chi facilitates the flow of Chi or Qi through the body. Qi is the life energy that circulates through the body, performing many functions to maintain good health. Practicing tai chi helps to strengthen your Qi.

Tai Chi enhances the physical functioning of the body and can also speed up the process of healing. The muscles around the joints and in particular those near the vertebral column are strengthened which help stabilize and protect the surrounding areas. When the body is flexible it can move freely and is less likely to become stiff, sore or suffer injury. Fitness is essential for overall health and for the normal functioning of the heart, lungs and muscles. 

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‚ÄčTai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced today throughout the world as a form of exercise to promote health and well-being. 

“The essential principles of Tai Chi are based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism which stresses the natural order and balance of all things and the need to live in spiritual and physical accord with nature’s patterns. Everything is composed of two opposite but complementary elements of yin (soft, yielding, feminine) and yang (hard, rigid, masculine), working in a relationship which is in perpetual balance. Tai Chi consists of exercise equally balanced between yin and yang which is why it is so effective” (Australian Tai Chi Institute).