Mayo Clinic reports that Tai Chi practice “improves balance, agility
and stress reduction.”
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Millions around the world practice Tai Chi for its health benefits that soothe the mind and strengthen the body. Many practice Tai Chi as a means of dealing with tension and stress. Tai Chi emphasizes complete relaxation and meditation and has been described as “meditation in motion.”
Tai chi exercises combine balance, coordination and breathing with harmonious soft, slow flowing movements that renew and invigorate the body, mind and spirit.
Understanding Tai Chi (Mayo Clinic)
Tai Chi … is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.
Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice Tai Chi. (Even from a chair)
Psychological Effects of Tai Chi
In addition to the many physical benefits Tai Chi has certain psychological effects as well. As a form of meditation, Tai Chi helps practioners understand themselves and helps them deal with others more effectively by learning self control. Many industries are adopting it as part of management training.
Self-control can develop through two principals found in the Tao Te Ching and I Ching—expressed in the symbol yin and yang.
Taoism philosophy understands everything in terms of these two opposing principles. Though these two principles are seen as opposites, the one necessarily merges into the other creating natural balance of self.. Tai Chi enables one to bring the principles of yin and yang back into their fundamental natural harmony. The ultimate effect of this harmony, is improving one’s physical and spiritual (psychological) well-being.
Dr Bobbert merges styles he developed in his Stress Management seminars and classes at several universities. His courses developed from study of several martial arts (karate, aikido, and arnis), researching classic Tai Chi styles, viewing and producing videos and a trip to China. Classes include material adopted from several doctors whose work includes special needs and older people.
At Tai Chi Village we have created a virtual world to tie together the various locations where we have Tai Chi classes. We conduct classes at the West Chester Activity Center in cooperation with Partners in Prime. In Lebanon we are pleased to be at the Countryside YMCA. In Kentucky we are at the Telford YMCA.