Tai Chi is a mind and body fitness exercise, health practice, and internal martial art that incorporates knowledge of Chinese medicine, Taoist philosophy, health preserving exercises (Dao Yin), breathing techniques (Tu Na), Qigong (energy cultivation exercises), and martial arts techniques. It originated in China and has been practiced for hundreds of years.
Harvard medical school, Yale University, and Emory University have conducted several studies about the health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi. It was found that Tai Chi helps promoting health, improving overall markers of wellness, and supporting mind-body fitness.
In China, it is a common practice for doctors to recommend Tai Chi practice for patients with chronic health conditions. In effect, several Tai Chi masters started their practice to address specific health issues and later on became famous Tai Chi masters.
Below is a summary of the health benefits of regular practice of Tai Chi.
The Health Benefits of Tai Chi
- Muscle-skeletal system: Relieves arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), muscle pain and lower back pain, and improves range of motion (ROM) of the joints and joint health.
- Cardiovascular system: Strengthens the heart function, lowers blood pressure, and improves cardiovascular health.
- Respiratory system: Stimulates the action of the diaphragm muscle and facilitates slow, rhythmic, and deep breathing.
- Mood disorders: Reduces anxiety, depression and stress, and improves mood and psychological well-being.
- Balance and proprioception: Improves balance, gait, stability, proprioception, and prevention of falls.
- Immune system: Enhances immune response, increases energy level, and improves quality of life.
- Nervous system: Prevents neurological degeneration and cognitive disorders.
- Digestive system: Increases the secretory action of the digestive organs and glands, massages the abdomen, and improves digestion.
- Posture: Improves posture and spine health.
- Pain conditions: Relieves chronic joint pain, muscle pain, and fibromyalgia.
- Flexibility: Increases muscle flexibility and range of motion.
- Bone health: Increases bone density and prevents osteoporosis.
- Functional health: Enhances functional mobility.
- Stress: Increases heart rate variability (HRV) helping the body to better adapt to stress, calms the mind, and promotes relaxation.
- Blood sugar: Improves fasting glucose, improves insulin receptor binding capacity, decreases Hemoglobin A1C levels, improves nerve conduction velocity and improves plantar sensation in peripheral neuropathy.
Tai Chi for Mind and Body Fitness Certification Class
Classes Start March 30th.
For more information and registrations click the link below
Self-Healing with Qigong for Stress and Anxiety
Live Webinar, April 7th & 14th
Reducing stress and anxiety, resetting the stress response, and resolving negative feedback loops
- Defining stress and anxiety
- Challenge or opportunity?
- When stress becomes distress
- The underlying causes of stress and anxiety disorders
- Understanding the five phases of stress
- The physiology of stress
- Nervous system, hormones, neurotransmitters and stress
- Resolving negative emotional feedback looops
- Ten Qigong energy healing techniques for counteracting stress and anxiety
- Incorporating key Yoga poses for balancing the stress response
- Breathing your way to inner peace
- Learn 10 acupressure energy points for reducing stress and anxiety
- Selecting nutritional supplements for correcting stress and anxiety
Dates: April 7th & 14th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
To Register click the link below