T’ai-Chi began as a martial art centuries ago in China. And  even though it is still studied today as a martial art, it is now practiced by millions around the world for its amazing health benefits. In essence, T’ai-Chi is a sequence of movements done mindfully, and in a balanced and relaxed manner. When “playing” T’ai-Chi, you work with the life energy in your body in a way that improves the health and harmony of mind and body.

And many health experts, such as Harvard Medial School, Mayo Clinic, and Johns Hopkins, are now recommending and offering classes in Tai Chi for certain health conditions and for overall health and fitness. Harvard Medical School considers T’ai-Chi to be one of the five best exercises you can ever do. (1)

“The science of Tai Chi is just now catching up with and substantiating what Tai Chi practitioners have known for centuries – Tai Chi often leads to more vigor and energy, greater flexibility, balance and mobility, and an improved sense of well-being.  Cutting-edge research now lends support to long-standing claims that Tai Chi favorably impacts the health of the heart, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.” (2)

At the very core of T’ai-Chi movement are the principles of T’ai-Chi. These principles have been extensively researched, mastered, and gifted to us by generations of T’ai-Chi masters. In Tai Chi for Well-Being classes we use Tai Chi movement to study and learn the principles of Tai Chi, such as rootedness, relaxation, and whole body movement.

Tai Chi for Well-Being is dedicated to helping others achieve improved health and fitness, and a greater sense of well-being through the practice of T’ai-Chi. Please feel free to connect by subscribing to my blog posts and through social media.

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(1) Harvard Health Publishing. (n.d.). 5 of the best exercises you can ever do. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/5-of-the-best-exercises-you-can-ever-do.

(2) Wayne, Peter M., PhD, with Fuerst, Mark L. 2013. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, 2.


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