The Health Benefits of Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese martial art and mind-body exercise widely practised for its health benefits.
The movements of tai chi are characterised by slow, smooth, and continuous body movements along with deep breathing, mental concentration and balance control. It is an integration of both physical exercise and quiet meditation.
Tai chi’s gentle, low impact movements are suitable for people of all ages, yet burn as many calories as sports such as surfing and downhill skiing.
In recent years, many studies have shown the health benefits of tai chi practice to recover from illness and maintain one’s health and longevity.
Traditional Chinese medicine views that for most people, regular, gentle exercise is more valuable than constantly pushing yourself to the limits for a long and healthy life.