About Tai Chi
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art thought to be 1,200 years old. It began in China and is practiced for both its defense training and health benefits. Tai Chi is a form of exercise that anyone can practice, at any age or experience level, and has been said to create balance in the body and mind. Today, Tai Chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of Tai Chi trace their development to one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun.
Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi promotes internal strength - physically, mentally, and emotionally. The moving exercises are done very slowly. As Tai Chi students move through their slow motion movements, their mind becomes calm, their breathing deepens and slows, and their muscles relax.
Tai Chi exercise has been said to: