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Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is an ancient Chinese "internal" or "soft" martial art often practised for its health-giving and spiritual benefits; it is non-competitive, gentle, and generally slow-paced.[1] Contrary to the Western concept of "no pain, no gain," one hour of tai chi actually burns more calories than surfing and nearly as many as downhill skiing, so it's definitely a veritable workout.[2] But that's just one of the many benefits! By increasing strength, flexibility, body awareness and mental concentration, tai chi can improve your health, too.

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What are some good Tai Chi moves for someone who is over 58 years old?

wikiHow Contributor

All moves are good and beneficial for everyone interested in learning Tai Chi. They only have to be adjusted to the students needs and body limitations. You must find an instructor that can help you accomplish this task.

Can anyone tell me why I am not able to feel the chi ball?

wikiHow Contributor

Feeling chi at its core takes practice; for some, it takes years. Start small. Rub your hands together (like you're starting a fire) while deep breathing for 30 seconds or so. Then close your eyes and enjoy the tingling in your hands. Welcome to your chi.

Will Tai Chi help with depression?

Anneauroville123

It can be beneficial, as studies have shown that any type of physical activity can help counteract depression.

Does my body need to be tensed for every move if I am doing tai chi?

wikiHow Contributor

No. There is no tension anywhere in practicing Tai Chi. Tension is what you are expelling.

Is it possible for a 12 year old to do this?

wikiHow Contributor

Yes, its like yoga or meditation, and any age can benefit from it.

I am undergoing treatment for breast cancer and have been told about Tai Chi. How do I get started?

wikiHow Contributor

Look for Tai Chi resources in your area.

Will Tai Chi help with stress?

wikiHow Contributor

Yes. The fluid motions combined with breathing is a great way to relieve stress.

I am over 70 years of age and have had three spine operations, which left me with some screws in my back. Is it safe for me to try tai chi if I cannot bend properly anymore?

wikiHow Contributor

Check with your doctor first, but all forms can be adapted to the needs of the student. They can even be done sitting.

Where can I get a Tai Chi video or instructional teaching aid?

wikiHow Contributor

Check your local library and YouTube. Libraries should have a few videos that can be checked out, and several books on the topic. YouTube has many instructional videos, with some offering items for purchase.

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