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Tai Chi

Tai Chi can be experienced as “Meditation in Motion”. It is a practice that is form of graceful exercise, focusing in on slow, careful movements coupled with deep breathing. The purpose is for stress reduction and achieving states of wellbeing. In terms of its detoxifying characteristic, one can say that if a body is in balance on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, removal of accumulated, unwanted toxins in that body is an easier process. There are 5 different styles of Tai Chi. Some are meant for healing, others are meant for stress reduction, and some for self-defense. All rely on the concept of balance and harmony within the body to achieve peace, serenity and good health. Tai chi is a gentle exercise that helps seniors improve balance and prevent falls. Studies have found that tai chi also improves leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, immune system, sleep, happiness, sense of self-worth, and the ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests.