Tai Chi is a one of the most gentle forms of exercise that help both your mind as well as body. It is often described as meditation in motion and there is a lot of evidence that suggests this practice which originated as a martial art in China is also valuable in preventing several health problems. The best part about Tai Chi is that you can practice it even if you are not in the best of shapes for other forms of physical exercise such as yoga. Our trainer Clyde Thompson is an expert in martial arts and many other art forms that can help guests achieve self discipline, patience,confidence, and self defense.
Tai Chi makes use of many low impact and slow motion exercises that need to be repeated constantly without pausing in motions that are named after the actions of the animals. These are also actually martial arts moves that were being used by Chinese monks in combat. You will also need to breathe deeply and slowly as you move and this will bring your attention to focus like meditation. The Tai Chi movements are slow, circular and smooth flowing. Your muscles would be fully extended instead of being tensed, extended or bent in any way. As a result, Tai Chi can help any person from a person that has a very high fitness level to someone who is confined to a wheel chair or even to a person that is recovering from a surgery.
Tai Chi offers a range of benefits that can be achieved from yoga and this is why Tai Chi is often offered as an alternative choice for those who lack the fitness level to practice yoga. The greatest benefits you can possibly derive from Tai Chi includes an overall positive feeling of well being physical as well as psychologically.
Tai Chi as part of therapy
At Reawakenings Wellness Center, we use Tai Chi as a means to help treat drug and alcohol abuse. It is offered as an alternative to yoga and to help all our guests to get in touch with their inner self. Practicing Tai Chi has been known to enable physical as well as mental calmness that is generated in a natural manner. Tai Chi also helps you keep your emotions more stable and keeps you from adopting unhealthy coping habits such as drugs and alcohol to deal with emotional stress. It also increases your balance and improves physical health so you can feel grounded both emotionally and physically and handle the challenges of life with more effectiveness.
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