Updated: Dec 26, 2020
Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that is gentle on the joints and perfect for all ages.
It is a fitness regimen that is proven to reduce stress and anxiety.
It is a meditative form of exercise that calms the spirit and promotes brain health.
If you want to benefit from an exercise that is rooted in thousands of years of tradition and backed by modern medicine, then Tai Chi is the answer!
Here are 5 Tips to get you started with a home practice. These will be very helpful for making sure you gain all the benefits of tai chi and are able to practice it all the way into old age.
Tip #1: Tai Chi can be easy and fun to learn
Although there are many styles of tai chi, TaijiFit is a type of class perfect for beginners. You don’t have to learn any complex routines or sequences. You just follow along and do what you see. You don’t have to get it perfect or get it “right.” It’s all about getting into the flow. You can watch my FREE video classes online here:
Tip #2: Tai Chi can transform your body
From Harvard Health, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.”
Tai Chi has greatly improved my balance and knee pain. It helps me stay active while helping me relax. I have learned through tai chi how to reduce tension in my shoulders and neck and you can do the same.
Tip #3: Tai Chi can transform your mind and emotions
A systematic review was conducted by Wang WC, et al titled “The effect of Tai Chi on psychosocial well-being: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.” The review concluded that “Tai Chi appears to be associated with improvements in psychological well-being including reduced stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance, and increased self-esteem.”
In this face-paced world, it is very helpful to balance high level and intense activities with restorative and relaxing practices.
Tip #4: Tai Chi can heal you spiritually
Spirit is defined by people in many different ways. In Chinese Medicine Spirit or “Shen” is considered to work directly with the mind.
To me, spirit is about connection. When I get into the flow, I often feel connected with the universe, with nature, with other beings, and with the “mystery” of life. Whatever you believe to be spirit, Tai Chi can help you connect with it which brings happiness, joy, and peace.
Tip #5: Do Tai Chi Everyday
We gain the greatest benefits of Tai Chi when we cultivate a daily practice. It doesn’t have to be long. Just 7 minutes per day can get you into a state of flow, improve balance, strengthen your body, improve mental cognition, and bring inner peace.
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So, what is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a form of Chinese martial arts that is widely practiced around the world. In the modern use of the term, Tai Chi is referred to as a specific type of meditative movement that is used for health and wellness and is often compared to yoga.
While yoga focuses on holding postures for extended periods of time and achieving a peaceful state of mind, Tai Chi is more rhythm