Updated: Aug 2, 2019
Tai chi originated in China as a form of martial arts and combines slow, controlled movements with breath work. (1)
Practicing tai chi can improve balance, energy levels, alignment and circulation. (2)
And because tai chi is not intended to raise your heart rate, it can be a great exercise option for beginners. (2) In fact, tai chi can be incorporated into a healthy routine for people of almost any fitness level. If you’re a high intensity athlete, tai chi likely won’t make you break a sweat, but it can help you improve flexibility and balance which is a valuable benefit for any athlete. (2)
Implementing a tai chi practice can…
Improve flexibility & balance. While these perks are great for everyone, they’re particularly important for the aging community because it can help to reduce the risk of a dangerous fall. (3)
Provide relief from chronic pain. Studies on chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia show that tai chi is a promising option for managing symptoms. Tai chi can improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness which can reduce osteoarthritis pain. And for those that suffer from fibromyalgia, some studies show that tai chi can have a hand in reducing fatigue, pain and depression. (3)
Calm stress and anxiety. Similarly to most forms of exercise, tai chi can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. And with its focus on breathing and mindfulness, many people feel an improved sense of wellbeing - similar to the effects of meditation. (3)
Promote restful sleep. One study had participants attend two tai chi classes weekly for ten weeks. The participants reported improvements in their quality of sleep as well as an improvement in anxiety symptoms. (3)
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You don’t need any special equipment to implement a tai chi practice. But if you’re just starting out, try a tai chi class or use a tai chi video to get a feel for the movements and breathing practice.
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