The benefits to beginners of learning Tai Chi are many and varied
For those seeking good health and happiness T'ai Chi will bring harmony. Practice T'ai Chi daily and your general health will improve; you will become more flexible and develop inner core body strength through an array of specialist breathing exercises sometimes known as Taoist Yoga.
Deep breathing will bring deep inner peace, soothing away stresses and strains and reviving those who suffer from exhaustion.
Practicing our Arts will build healthfulness from the inside out, bring oxygen to every cell building protective energy.
In the moment, practicing our T'ai Chi form we can once again connect with our true selves and recognise our own beauty during the graceful movements.
Where there is weakness there will be strength, the rigid will become pliable and supple. In our T'ai Chi and Feng Shou training we work to improve our posture and stances this promotes a natural confidence .
Furthermore an individual who practices Feng Shou will feel these benefits more strongly and in time gain a confidence and empowerment....a true liberation.
To fight without fighting.
I wish you a long and happy life.
Susan Karen Bird
This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion. There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems. You can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention, as in some kinds of meditation, on your bodily sensations. Tai Chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
Extract from: Harvard Medical Review
See also: WebMD