Learn Tai Chi
Tai Chi, formally developed as a soft-style martial art, has become well known globally for its health benefits and a means of fitness training. Tai Chi has been taught since the early 16th century and is believed to promote a general sense of well-being, preventing and curing diseases. Its prime purpose is to promote health in a slow relaxed manner, without jarring or hurting the body.
The exercise requires a high degree of concentration, with the mind free of distractions. Focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form purportedly helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity.
Tai Chi makes an ideal complement to sport or other martial arts training as a warm up or warm down technique, although it may still be used as a system of self-defence after years of training and practice.
Health benefits of practicing Tai Chi
- Reduces stress through meditation and relaxation
- Stimulating the mind, improving concentration, focus and co-ordination
- Improve balance and control, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
- Increase levels of fitness and muscle tone
- Improve the function of internal organs
- Promote a general sense of well being
- Rehabilitation for sufferers of stroke and high blood pressure