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Is Taiji (Tai Chi) for You?

Are you a regular Gym goer looking for mind and body improvements?

Do you want a stronger physical and mental health?  

Does any of the below describe you?

- feeling tired in the afternoon and need more energy

- have difficulty sleeping

- stress out often

- need to find inner peace and stay calm

- acne issue on face

- joint pains

- ... ...

If your answer is yes to any of above, then, try out Taiji (Tai Chi) and see the benefits from Taiji practice with your own first hand experience. 

To learn about Taiji benefits as discovered by authoritative medical and scientific researches and reports, click here to read from below quoted sources.

Taiji (Tai Chi)

What is Taiji (Tai Chi)?

Taiji (Tai Chi) is based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Daoism (Taoism), which stresses the natural balance in all things.

Taiji is based on the traditional Chinese medicine, which takes holistic approach for mental and physical health.

Taiji is one of the three traditional Chinese internal martial arts. 

Taiji is a low impact form of exercise that is also a formidable self-defence discipline. 

Taiji is a system of mindful movement that improves mental & physical health.


Taiji is a meditation in motion.

Why Taiji (Tai Chi): Benefits

What the Experts Said: 

 * Harvard university:  A sharper mind   (April 19, 2021)

 

"In a meta-analysis of 20 studies on tai chi and cognition, tai chi appears to improve executive function—the ability to multitask, manage time, and make decisions—in people without any cognitive decline."

 * NIH:  Reduce stress and improve sleep  ( Mar 1, 2014)
 

"Tai Chi and Qigong have been shown to promote relaxation and decrease sympathetic output. Relaxation interventions are known to reduce clinical somatic symptoms and to benefit anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and recovery from immune-mediated diseases."


"A 2019 review of 6 studies (657 participants) found that tai chi was beneficial for reducing pain scores in people with fibromyalgia. Tai chi also helped to improve sleep quality, relieve fatigue, reduce depression, and increase quality of life."

 * CNN: Medicine in Motion: How tai chi heals body and mind  (Dec 13, 2019)
 

"While all that sounds rather mystical, science shows Tai Chi can improve health. Researchers have discovered that even a shorter, modified exercise series of Tai Chi movements can improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility, while also reducing stress and lowering blood pressure."  
 

 * Medical News Today: Improve Brain Function  (April 25, 2023)

 

"Some studies show tai chi can improve brain function, lower stress and depression, and reduce chronic pain."

 

 * Everyday Health: Reduce Belly Fat in Middle-Aged and Older Adults (Jun 2, 2021)
   
"After 12 weeks of classes, people in the tai chi group reduced their waist circumference by an average of 1.8 centimeters (0.7 inches) more than the control group, while conventional exercise resulted in a 1.3 centimeter (0.5 inch) larger reduction."

 

 * BMC Geriatrics:  Anti-aging (May 6, 2021)

Trial design
"We recruited 289 older adults practicing Tai Chi for over 3 years, together with 277 age-matched older and 102 young adults as controls. 168 Tai Chi practitioners were successfully matched to 168 older controls aged 60–69 based on a propensity score for statistics."

Conclusions
"These data demonstrate a rejuvenation role of Tai Chi in improving the age-related decline of the cerebrovascular function."

"Taken together, in this cross-sectional study, we found that the age-related decline in cerebrovascular hemodynamics in the older adults is significantly improved by Tai Chi practice. Our findings provide novel insights into healthy ageing and anti-ageing strategies."

 

 * ScienceDirect: Lower cholesterol

   (Heart & Lung, Volume 49, Issue 4, July–August 2020, Pages 353-363)


"Tai Chi lowers blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-C, and blood glucose and significantly increases the quality of life in adults with EH. There is strong evidence for the short-term efficacy of Tai Chi exercises."

“Shannon is an excellent instructor - have been training with her for over a year and my coordination, balance and posture have improved and i always leave her class feeling peaceful, happy and aligned with my world. Can’t say enough good things about her. She’s really good at breaking down movements step by step and works well with beginning as well as advanced students. Try her class - you won’t be disappointed.."

Val, DE

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