New coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has sparked alarm throughout the world because of its rapid spread. Several countries are struggling with a rise in confirmed cases after WHO declared a pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has led people to isolate themselves while trying all sorts of new activities. It's important to be as active as possible for your physical and mental health. A safe, beneficial, and affordable form of exercise is tai chi.
If you are looking for a way to reduce stress, try Tai Chi. This gentle exercise offers you many proven health benefits. It can improve the quality of your life. Feel the relaxation effects of the Tai Chi movements. It is a highly enjoyable way to experience relaxation and gain better health. Tai Chi brings you inner peace, joy, and vitality.
What is Tai Chi (Taijiquan)?
As people from all walks of life are discovering, Tai Chi (also transliterated as Taijiquan), originated in Ancient China, is a time-proven health art that uses circular, flowing movements to calm the mind and relax the body. Taijiquan means the Supreme Ultimate Fist.
Behind the gentle movements is a wealth of philosophy, medicine and science. Also known as meditation in motion, it is the perfect blend of relaxation and activity. Practising Tai Chi exercises the body holistically while quietening the mind.
Internally, the soft, smooth movements massage the organs, improve blood circulation and promote diaphragmatic breathing. Externally, the joints, tendons, and muscles are loosened and gradually strengthened. Enjoy the physical and mental well-being and all the above-mentioned benefits of Tai Chi, join our Online Course. Learn Tai Chi with Brett and Fontane!
Tai Chi is about balance and harmony, but most of all it is about human happiness.
How Does Tai Chi Work?
The continuous flowing movements of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) are based on the principle that running water never stagnates. The gentle movements relax your muscles and joints while strengthening your body.
Through movement and meditation, Tai Chi brings you the health of body and peace of mind.
"Relaxation does mean nothing or emptiness.
The Tai Chi movements are relaxed but alive."
– Grandmaster Fu Sheng Yuan
Does Tai Chi Reduce Stress?
Tai Chi (Tai Ji) uses calming, structured movements to counteract the stress of living in today’s fast society. The mind is constantly stimulated and strained by work, relationships, money, etc.
Even in sleep, the mind remains active. A stressed mind makes errors and interferes with the healthy functioning of the body. The fluid movements of Tai Chi have a calming effect on the nervous system which in turn helps to relieve stress in daily life.
A calmer nervous system will also assist in regulating the digestive system, strengthening the respiratory system, improving the cardiovascular system and boosting the immune system. Tai Chi enables you to enter into a state of balance and tranquillity which allows the body-mind to heal naturally.
What are the Health Benefits of Tai Chi?
Some of the health benefits of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) are:
- Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
- See your posture and coordination noticeably improve
- Be healthier, stronger and more energetic
- Better circulation due to enhanced energy flow
- Balance the immune system
- Gain greater freedom of movement and relief of back pain
- Improve suppleness, hence beneficial for people suffering from arthritis
- Prevent falls with better balance
- Enjoy better sleep; enhance the quality of sleep
- Improve mood and establish inner balance
- Feel relaxed, refreshed and revitalised
Who can do Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. This makes Tai Chi suitable for everyone - any age, gender and even older adults. People who have heart conditions or suffer from arthritis will also find Tai Chi beneficial.
How to Get Started with Tai Chi?
The Tai Chi for beginners online course is available through streaming. You will be able to view the videos anywhere, anytime, as long as you have internet access.
To simply observe people practising Tai Chi is a peaceful experience. They reflect a sense of serenity and mental well being.
After a Tai Chi session, you always feel relaxed, refreshed and content.
If you are experiencing stress, find out about the physiological changes that the relaxation response brings and the many benefits of Tai Chi.