The Health Benefits of Tai Chi: Art and Science
Dr. Paul Lam, a practicing physician and Tai Chi master for more than 30 years, provides an overview of the ancient art of Tai Chi, and discusses the scientific evidence for its health benefits. Series: Integrative Medicine Today [3/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 17600]
The Surprising Benefits of Tai Chi (That Nobody Talks About)
There are so many ways to improve your tai chi and get more depth into this amazing art. It will save you a lot of time if you can set your compass in the right direction from early on.
Tai Chi (taiji) is translated literally as Supreme Ultimate. That's a significant statement to make about anything. Tai Chi is not very well understood, even in China where millions of people practice it everyday. People know tai chi by it's cover, which is slow, soft, gentle, relaxing, which are all correct, but rarely do people see that tai chi is also powerful, fast, intense, physically demanding, and much much more.
Tai Chi bring everything back into balance. It unites hardness and softness, quickness and slowness, and stillness and motion. It increases awareness and improves focus. Tai Chi has kicks, punches, jumps, and many explosive movements, and of course it has soft and gentle movements as most people can observe.
The practice of tai chi facilitates the flow of the qi energy through the body and the result is more energy, more vitality, and less stress.
Tai chi is easy to learn and once you get bitten by the tai chi bug you will be a practitioner for life.
The benefits of tai chi are well documented, but what is not well documented are the skills that come from relaxation, alignment, and whole body unity.
The symbol of tai chi is the yin yang ☯ which represents balance, unity, harmony, and the reality that there is no such thing as an absolute this or that.
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The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi
The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi
More and more people are looking at the different alternative health therapy options these days. In this article, I write about the health benefits which using tai chi can bring. I hope you enjoy the read.
Tai chi is the most popular exercise in the world today. It is relatively new to the western world but is becoming more and more popular. The two thousand year old Chinese martial art is quite simple to do and has many benefits.
I have been attending tai chi classes for around a year now and it has massively helped me to control my anxiety and stress levels. Stress has been a big factor in my life and I have always struggled to think in a positive way. I now try many alternative treatments to manage my stress including meditation and tai chi. Both work very well for me.
I was introduced to tai chi by a friend. I must say that I did not really know much about it before this. He told me that it had helped him no end in controlling his depression. His name is John and he has many issues in his life which not only affect his self-confidence but also makes him very depressed at times. John has been attending tai chi classes for nearly two years and has seemingly become a new man. For whatever reason he did not tell people about what he was doing. On a night out I mentioned to him that he had been a lot happier in the recent months. This is when he talked to me about tai chi. He also asked if I would like to attend the classes with him, which I duly agreed to. I am very glad that we had this conversation as I can also quite easily spiral into a state of depression.
It may be a piece of mind thing as I know that I will be attending a tai chi once a week, but I am now very able to deal with stress and am far less anxious than I ever used to be.
People have also mentioned that I look far healthier and even that I look younger than before. This is supposed to be another benefit of tai chi, it helps to delay the aging process. This is good for somebody like me as people always thought that I was around five years older than I actually was.
Other health benefits of tai chi:
Helps to keep people mobile well into old age
Helps to improve balance
Helps to reduce asthma
Helps people to recover from certain injuries
Helps to boost the immune system
Helps to lower blood pressure
In conclusion, if you are like me and are a person who is always stressed out and often depressed, tai chi could be the answer for you. Give it a go and it could change your life.
It goes without saying that tai chi is not for everybody and I would also recommend meditation, reflexology, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy.
I am a person who likes to try new things as I am always trying to improve my life. I want to live a long, happy and stress free life. Using these forms of alternative treatments is helping me to achieve this at the moment.
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Benefits of Tai Chi to People's Health
Benefits of Tai Chi to People's Health
As believed, Tai Chi can increase the flow of energy thus increasing the strength and promoting the serenity and harmony in every system of the body. It's the meditative and calming aspect of Tai Chi that makes the movements useful in every aspect that can reduce or otherwise eliminate anxiety and stress forming inside the body. It was confirmed by those who underwent sessions of Tai Chi that it really works for personal well-being.
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Benefits of Tai Chi and Levels of Practice
Tai chi is far beyond mastering proper physical body alignment. It also teaches how to let go, and how to focus our intention and energy at the right times. Being able to truly rest when needed, and fully focus at the right times, energy is utilized more effectively and efficiently.
Taichi has a medical as well as a martial arts aspect. In the medical aspect, when used to improve energy or manage pain, consistent practice is required. With analogy to heating up water, consistency is required for the water to boil. Even if you started in a poor health condition, with short practice times each day, consistency will bring results. The water will boil eventually. Consistency is the key to practice.
At the martial arts level, precision and integration requirements are higher. Increased practice hours are needed. Beyond the practice of physical skills and techniques, understanding of how the heart harmonizes with the intension, how the intention harmonizes with the Qi, and how the Qi harmonizes with the jing (the power you exert) is needed.
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Cicily Thomas is the founder of Vital Force Tai Chi Academy in Bangalore. She has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong since 1998 and is committed to help people live a rewarding and enriched life.
ENERGISED LIVING is not a mere expression to impress, but a state and space of living a life of fulfillment. My tryst with Tai Chi emerged out of a simple desire for an Empowered life that led to required action. A simple desire to stay fit and taking initiative, completely shifted my perspective and blosommed my life beyond imagination.
The gentle, fluid movements of Tai Chi, helped me experience an “inner calm and balance. Having witnessed the strength of this gentle-yet-powerful regime I took the initiative of going to China and refined my skills under Grand Master Fu Sheng Yuan and under his son Fu Qing. I later learnt Qigong, a therapeutic form of the exercise from the famed Dr.Yang Jwing Ming.
Vital Force Taichi Academy was started with a sole purpose of spreading this knowledge to a wider community and enabling practitioners to get the most out of their body and mind.
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Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art form that teaches one to embrace mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi Chuan is also called as Meditation in motion. It consists of slow, gentle and rhythmic movements designed to gradually enhance relaxation, inner peace and calm and is suitable for all age groups.
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Tai Chi is a type of martial arts that combines slow, continuous movements with even, long breaths and meditation. This gentle combination makes Tai Chi an ideal practice for people with health problems, says Zonghao Zhang, M.S., a martial arts instructor in the Department of Physical Education at Suzhou University in Suzhou City, China. Zhang is on a one-year sabbatical at M. D. Anderson to learn how to conduct research on Tai Chi and Qigong and the effects these practices have on cancer patients.
Seniors and Tai Chi
The practice of tai chi puts balance into 54-year-old June Getford's life.
I've been fascinated by tai chi. The movement, the meditation, the sense of balance and memory exercise.
She uses it as a release both mentally and physically.
If I am having hip pain it allows me to adjust my walking or standing positions, sitting positions into a more evenly weighted stance.
Science is now seeing the value in exercises like tai chi, for the elderly in particular. Study after study finds it may improve health conditions ranging from fibromyalgia to Parkinson's disease to Alzheimer's.
Exercise is probably the most effective way to improve cognitive ability. In order to do that the exercise should include movement, complexity and memory, which tai chi does, says Dr. Marc Rowe, a tai chi instructor at Lee Memorial Health System.
Lee Memorial Health System offers tai chi classes for seniors. It helps keep them on their feet and moving in the right direction.
About 50% of people over 80 have lost enough fitness that they can't do the normal chores to make themselves independent around the house. So we want to develop a package, a comprehensive program with tai chi as its centerpiece to train seniors to be more functional and independent, says Dr. Rowe.
It doesn't take long for require much space, just a series of thoughtful movements that give June and others peace of mind.
I'm hoping it will keep me more stable as I age, aging graceful in that sense, sys Getford.
I'm teaching them to speak a little dance they can take home and for 15 minutes a day they can quietly go out in their patio or their yard and maybe with a friend, do their tai chi, says Dr. Rowe.
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Synopsis below, I took the opportunity to get the delegates up to try out tai chi before the presentation.
Tai Chi: an ideal evidence-based approach for mental and physical health
• What are Tai Chi for Health programs?
• The evidence
• The reasons for world wide support including CDC, NSW and other state health departments
• Let us try a taste of Tai Chi for Health.
Tai Chi is an ancient art/exercise from China. It has incorporated Chinese Traditional Medicine which is a holistic practice. The entire body, internal and external component is treated as an integral person, with emphasis on the internal part. The slow movements of tai chi make you be more mindful of the present, the smooth movements help to bring serenity to your mind and the continuous flowing movements are like water in the river. It looks gentle but underneath the current there is immense power. Tai chi looks effortless but has immense healing and energizing power.
Tai Chi for Health Programs are modernized tai chi, incorporating modern medical and teaching knowledge to make tai chi easier to learn, more effective for health, safer and accessible. Its built in high adherence makes it one of the best exercises for preventing chronic conditions and promoting health.
Over 500 studies have shown the efficacy of tai chi in many aspect of health improvement including falls prevention, pain relief, reduced hypertension, improvement in anxiety and sleep, reduced cardiovascular risk and many others. As well as a sense of wellbeing generally .
There are over 35 studies showing the Tai Chi for Health programs to be safe and efficacious for health improvement. The Sydney Tai Chi Study for falsl prevention was one of the three studies published at CDC's website. As well as robust scientific evidence, CDC recommends Dr Lam's program because of its high fidelity at dissemination of the program. Tai Chi for Health Institute has established and proven training methods along with extensive training material. Two other key studies will be discussed to illustrate these points. References will be provided on other studies.
All health departments in Australia have funded and implemented the programs in collaboration with Tai Chi for Health Institute. Many health professionals including lifestyle medicine practitioners, physiotherapists and OTs have been working closely with the Institute and respective health departments.
Key advantages for health professionals using Tai Chi for Health programs as a therapy include improving practitioners' own wellness while teaching it, and the time and cost effectiveness because one teacher can treat many clients/patients.
If time allows, questions and Let's try it for a taste of Tai Chi for Health so that delegates can experience for themselves the ease and the enjoyment of a few Tai Chi for Health movements.
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