Tai Chi Chuan is an exercise that may be practiced by anyone. It is non-strenuous, relaxing and graceful. Tai Chi benefits the student by promoting better metabolism. Soothing the central nervous system, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, improves blood circulation, and increases the flow of oxygen through slow, deep, and coordinated breathing. This massages the internal organs, promotes digestion, and eliminates stress through relaxation. It leads to more graceful, effortless movement in your everyday life.
Better Yourself With Every Class
At American Karate we've noticed that Tai Chi has started attracting followers of all ages, and is really growing in popularity in the Senior communities. Tai Chi is Centuries old Martial Art that descends from Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese discipline is rooted deeply in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tai Chi combines breathing and meditation techniques, it is often referred to as "Meditation in Motion". There is growing evidence the mind-body practice of Tai Chi has much value in treating and preventing many health issues.
As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are mainly circular in nature and is never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are never fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.