Sometimes called “moving meditation,” Tai Chi has been regarded as a martial art and its traditional practitioners still teach it as one.
Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years. It has developed a worldwide following among many thousands of people for purposes of health and longevity. Tai Chi theory and practice is centered on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Its benefits include health maintenance and stress management.
Tai Chi training first and foremost involves learning solo routines, known as forms, and while the image of Tai Chi in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many styles (including the three most popular, Yang, Wu and Chen) have secondary forms of a faster pace.
BENEFITS OF TAI CHI
- Improved Balance
- Stress REduction
- Increased Flexibility
- Greater Focus
- Self Defense & More!