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Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Chuan has been practiced in China for centuries as a martial art, as exercise, and as a means of improving the flow of internal energy (Chi or Qi) within the body.

The flowing movements (or forms) of Tai Chi are practiced at a slow and gentle pace, and serve as a moving meditation that reduces stress and provides a way to cultivate body and mind.

Completely non-impact, yet involving the entire body, Tai Chi promotes the strength of practitioners and enhances balance and coordination. Practitioners develop confidence and ease of movement.

Tai Chi benefits people of all ages. Regular practice of Tai Chi can bring a wide range of health benefits to the muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems, including:

- Toning of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues

- Rotation of the joints through a full range of motion

- Stretching and alignment of the spine to make it strong and supple

- Gentle massage of the internal organs to improve their functioning

Sourced from: Wellington School of Tai Chi Chuan

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