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Tai chi is a traditional martial art. It integrates physical external movements with meditative internal to create many benefits. Tai chi is good for balance, co-ordination, flexibility, muscle strength, cardiovascular health, relaxation and general well being. As it is a gentle exercise it is accessible to all, it is adaptable to suit all ages and abilities. As a martial art it is characterized by offensive and defensive techniques, through practice one can learn the movements as self defense. While appearing gentle and calm as well as being a perfect way to relax the mind and body, tai chi can defeat a powerful opponent through various movements and techniques.Tai chi is demanding in regard to body strength, balance, co-ordination and flexibility, each of these become more apparent with practice. The mind and breath are connected to each tai chi movement so that strength is maximised in unity.
Nervous system – Tai Chi dispels tension and fatigue, refreshes the mind and lifts the spirit.’leading the body with the mind’
Cardiovascular system – Gentle co-ordinated movement can make blood vessels more ‘ springy’, can decrease blood pressure and increase blood flow.
Respiratory system – So ‘ chi ‘ can sink to the ‘dantian’ abdominal breathing intensifiesthe exercise of the diaphragm expanding lung capacity, also stimulating movement in the bowels enhancing digestion.
Bones & Muscle – Keeps the body in good shape. Strong legs, pliability, agile & well coordinated body – Extending Life!