Tai Chi has been around for hundreds of years and is practiced in China on a daily basis. It can be practiced anywhere and people are often seen in parks practicing in the early morning as the sun comes up. It is a relaxing way to start the day.
This softer style of martial art is excellent for those looking for a better understanding on how to keep their minds clear and focused. It releases tension in the body and improves balance, breathing, circulation and concentration. Tai Chi is known to have many health benefits and can be practiced at any age and by people of all abilities. Tai Chi builds muscle strength in the upper and lower body and also the core muscles in the back and abdomen. Tai Chi helps to train the senses and improves balance.
There are now many medical reports extolling the benefits of Tai Chi . The Harvard Medical journal said
‘Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health’
At Tang Long we practice Chen style Tai Chi. This style is renowned for it’s Silk Reeling and Fa Jing (explosive power). Practice on a regular basis will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and stronger.