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kalynakapur   , 28

from London

The Benefits of Tai Chi


The practice of Tai Chi as we know it today represents the pinnacle of a tradition that dates back more than 5,000 years. Tai Chi is based on the concepts of a dynamic balance in the universe that switches back and forth from light to dark and stillness to motion. As an exercise form these concepts are applied to improving the health through engaging the body in postures and movements.

Some of the scientifically proven benefits of this age old practice include

1.            Improved Bone Health

The bones of the body provide support our form and allow us great resilience to impacts and injuries by protecting out vital components. Through time this protection can deteriorate. Tai Chi has been found to increase the density of bone mass thus bolstering the skeletal structure.

2.            Boosts Heart and Lung Health

Tai Chi engages the body through special postures and motion that address that exert the muscles and boost the heart and lungs. Through special attention to applying the breath in each movement the health of the heart and lungs are greatly improved. This is a very low impact activity for engaging and fortifying these vital systems.

3.            Improved Physical Functions

As an exercise form, Tai Chi not only strengthens the bones and muscles groups but also increases mobility and flexibility in the joints and connective tissues. This is an especially effective way for the young and old to preserve their flexibility and mobility throughout the life time. Tai Chi is especially well suited to the elderly in need of stronger bones, muscles and a gentle program to improve the health.

4.            Improved Balance

Tai Chi is an incredible treatment for clumsiness and absentmindedness. Through deliberate movements Tai Chi builds a deeper awareness of one’s physical form and how it relates to its immediate environment. Studies have shown that this practice effectively improves balance and can minimize the occurrence of falling incidents.

5.            Improved Quality of Life

In addition to improving the health, practitioner of this martial art have reported a heightened sense of how the feel and experience their health and life. Physical exercise and improved breathing alone can greatly enhance the functions of the brain and its vital chemical communicators. As a support to improved mental function, Tai Chi can greatly enhance the quality of life and the capacity to enjoy it.

6.            Improved Immune Function and Reduced Inflammation

The practice of Tai Chi has implication on directly improving the health through enhancing the immune response and controlling inflammatory conditions. Studies have found that immunization provided better results in those who practice Tai Chi regularly. Those suffering from arthritis also experienced an improvement in their conditions, compared to a group that practiced other forms of exercise.

In Conclusion

Getting started on Tai Chi has never been easier and it’s never too early to begin a life of better health. Considering that Tai Chi is as much an art form as an exercise form, be sure to dress comfortably, find a confident instructor and have lots of fun.