Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday Taichi Class at Botanical Garden, San Antonio

Introduction of Taichi
Taichi, Taichi Chuan, or Tai Ji Chuan is an unique physical exercise that benefits people of all ages. This uniqueness is reflected through: a. slow and graceful movements (from an external view), b. combined meditation in motion (from an internal view), c. provides remarkable relaxation and healing effects, d. can produce incredible fighting power.

It is a proven sport that strengthens the legs while conditioning the tendons and ligaments of the ankles, knees, and hips, increasing their range of motion and making them more resilient, less prone to injury. The constant weight shifts train balance and body awareness, leading to confident ease of movement within the form and in everyday life. Tai Chi is a physical exercise that focuses the mind, while conditioning the body. Practicing twenty minutes a day dissipates stress and reduces stress-related debilities, increases stamina, and strengthens the body and will.

Taichi exercise provides cardiovascular benefits to the body. After practicing Taichi, instead of feeling exhaustion you will feel a rejuvenation of energy. The Taichi exercise is a self-tuning process that empowers your own mind and body to improve your health conditions.
The study has already shown the great evidences that consistent Tai Chi practice is very effective to lower blood pressure, increase bone density, increase heart-lung capacity, lessen arthritis, Diabetes, and reduce back pain.

Taichi is also an ancient philosophy that has been around in China for thousands of years. It represents the Ying and Yang concept which stating everything is in endless changing. A concept that is the foundation of Taoism.

In today’s fast-paced society, many are pursuing ways to regain the qualities of life. Purifying the mind, slowing the aging process, and happiness are becoming very important aspects to each individual. Taichi Chuan has been a proven tool to help you to reach these goals.

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