Tai Chi and Chi Kung: Moving Meditation

If you are looking for a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise, Tai Chi and Chi Kung may be for you. These exercise forms are traditional Chinese movement exercises and are taichiconsidered to be the safest and most practiced in the world. Tai Chi and Chi Kung combine the benefits of balance, flexibility, aerobic, and toning exercises through slow, controlled movements which can be done seated or standing. This type of exercise has been proven by scientific studies to aid a variety of medical conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and pain management. They effectively improved the three components of fitness: Muscle Strength, important for supporting and protecting joints; Flexibilty to reduce pain and stiffness, enabling people to move easier and do their daily activities better; and Stamina for overall health and proper function of the heart, lungs, and muscles. Tai Chi is considered a low-impact, aerobic exercise. Your mind will quiet and be calm, fully absorbed in the practice as you experience deep relaxation by being fully present in the moment, leaving you feeling refreshed.

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