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Improving Your Health with Beginner Tai Chi
Tai Chi is for Everyone
It is a 2,000 year old exercise that has many benefits that other exercise does not offer. Qiqong is an ancient exercise that gets our qi (chee) moving. Qi is the energy that pulsates throughout our body. Tai Chi (pronounced tie chee) is the best well known form of Qiqong. It is a meditative type of exercise, mild enough for seniors to children. Studies have even shown that even beginner tai chi enhances the betterment of life for people with illnesses ranging from breast cancer to Parkinsons. It may also help people with sleep problems, and other ailments including high blood pressure. Tai chi encompasses deep breathing, slow moving martial arts, and meditative practices. Even people in wheel chairs have been able to do Tai Chi.
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Beginner Tai Chi
It is non competitive, and is self paced. You can do this exercise at your own schedule. It is a form of stretching exercise that is done in a slow and deliberate way so that each movement flows into the following one. This keeps your body in a state of constant motion, without overly exerting yourself. There are different variations of Tai Chi, some concentrate more on health, some on martial arts, and other principles. There are several types of Tai Chi, with varying intensities. Some require exertion and are done at a quicker rate than others, although most are done at a slow pace, which makes it appealing for all ages. There are over a hundred different movements and positions one could do with Tai Chi. Many of the positions are named for nature or animals. This form of exercise encourages method and doing the movements correctly, over strength. It is a low impact form of fitness.
An Inexpensive Way to Exercise
Tai Chi does not have to make any inital investment to do this form of exercise. You can do it outside, inside, by yourself, or with a class. It is always advisable to talk to your doctor before you do any exercise. For the advanced and for the beginner Tai Chi is beneficial for people who have issues with their , osteoporsis, other problems with bones, spine, heart, joints, and even women who are pregnant.
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In the last few years, Tai Chi has been studied in the medical community. According to the Mayoclinic.com early data shows that beginner Tai Chi offers many health benefits including:
- lowers blood pressure
- stress reduction
- greater endurance
- improved cardiovascular conditioning
- increased muscle strength
- may reduce depression
- greater stamina
- improved sleep habits
- eases chronic aches and pains
- reduces anxiousness
- improves energy levels
- improved flexibility
- better balance
- improves circulation
- better coordination
You will benefit most from beginer Tai Chi by joining a class, where an expert teacher who is qualified to give you guidance and instructions, can ensure you are doing the positions correctly. and give you good breathing techniques. With proper instruction you will learn to do beginner Tai Chi safely. Any exercise, even a gently one, can cause injury.
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Beginner Tai Chi classes are probably going on as you are reading this, now. So what are you waiting for? Call your local ‘Y’, a health club, the community centers, or a wellness center near you.
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Tai Chi will Benefit You in Many Ways
The advanced and beginner Tai chi increases flexibility, balance, strength, and cardiovascular health. Tai chi exercise has been found to be comparable to weight training in increased body strength. It can offer greater strength training than walking. People who are stressed, dealing with pain, and had anxiety issues, benefitted greatly from this form of chinese exercise. Tai chi has been shown to reduce blood levels that were associated with heart problems. Post menopausal women who desire to maintain their bone density could also benefit from tai chi. Even The Arthritis Foundation promotes tai chi classes.
Beginner Tai chi classes give the students feedback and motivation to continue this gentle form of exercise. Instructors can make sure the exercises are done properly, and to avoid injury. Tai Chi teachers will give you the benefit of their years of experience. It is a form of exercise that benefits people of all ages, all lifestyles, and even with existing health and physical conditions.
The rewards from beginner Tai Chi may just surprise you. If you have tried Tai Chi, I hope you will share your experience.