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Tai Chi Exercise Movements Help You to Live Healthy

Before we get started, it is important for us to ask why are we learning Tai Chi? Are you looking to embrace a healthy living style? Searching for ways to relieve some of your chronic join pains? Or even look younger?  Well, you have come to the right place then!

Here is a little history about this amazing exercise. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese Martial Art, and it can be practiced as relaxation, healing and self-defense.  Its gentle and fluid motions work throughout the whole body. It was originated in the 1700s in China, and gradually developed into a popular modern exercise in China with a growing popularity internationally.

The fluid motions of Tai Chi exercises are suitable for everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability. It can reduce stress, prevent illness, improve concentration, slow aging, and strengthen the mind and body. The benefits of Tai Chi was published by Harvard Medical School): This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. 

Philosophy of Tai Chi is Yin and Yang.

Philosophy of Tai Chi is Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are contradictory community in a dynamic system.  In Chinese traditional medicine theory, balanced Yin and Yang is a key to remain people healthy. Tai Chi fluid movements can adjust these by prompting energy circulation, such as, moving up and down, breathing in and out.  A common symptom, pain, in Chinese traditional medicine, was explained that Qi is not move well, meridian was blocked by weakness of Qi circulation. Researchers found Tai Chi exercises can prevent so many kind of diseases, and improve some symptoms.

There are 5 styles of Tai Chi

There are 5 styles of Tai Chi in China. Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu and Sun. Chen style is the oldest one, the other 4 styles was developed from Chen style.  Chen style was originated from Chenjiagou in Henan, China. The easier one and more popular one is Yang style.  

How to Start Tai Chi?

To gradually build a strong foundation, we are going to start our initial lessons with basic Tai Chi warm up and skills:Tai Chi Warm Up and Basics, Tai Chi 13 movements  and Yang style Tai Chi 24 form. We will begin learning step by step, one by one.

All in all, Tai Chi is a very beneficial exercise for everybody regardless of age and gender. With its easy forms, it can be learned in person, and also it can be learned totally online as well. I sincerely hope everyone enjoy Tai Chi.