Health Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan

  • The gentle movements help the body strengthen bone mass with zero joint damage and are lower impact than brisk walking.
  • Burns nearly as many calories as downhill skiing and has many of the same benefits as low-impact aerobic exercise.
  • Balance and coordination improvements that are nearly twice as effective as the best balance training exercises.
  • Helps in letting go of nervous tension.  This makes everything inside the body work better, which often makes the world around us seem better.
  • Sometimes lowers blood pressure as effectively as medicine
  • The goal is balance, with a mindful of awareness of constant adjustment of posture; increasing grace, flexibility and an elongated form.  As we age, it is tension that shortens our bodies more than gravity.
  • Promotes stroke recovery due to soothing demands on left brain – right brain interaction as well as mind-body connection.
  • Tones the muscles, increases breathing capacity, lowers stress levels, improves organ function, and corrects poor posture.  All these things help the body maximize its self-healing potential.
  • Requires the body to rotate about 95% thereby clearing the joints of calcium deposits and gently massages the internal organs to improve digestion.  Swimming only rotates 65% of the body motions.
  • Stimulates the liquid systems of the body to keep our joints flexible.
  • The muscles seem to begin releasing their tight grip on the bones.  This allows the spine to realign and reduces chronic pain.
  • Slow standing movements massage the bottoms of the feet, stimulating all the acupuncture points through acupressure, thereby treating the whole body.
  • Encourages stillness within so that the nervous system can begin to cleanse the accumulated toxins and clear the lymph glands.  Anxiety creates lactic acid within our body and relaxation allows for tissue cleansing.

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