Tai Chi and Qigong: Heatlh Benefits and Precautions

Posted: December 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm


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Tai chi and qigong are two mind-body practices that originated in ancient China. Practiced widely in China for thousands of years, both have become popular in the West. People of almost any age or condition can participate in them. Many people who practice tai chi and qigong report heightened feelings of well-being along with a variety of other health benefits.

Tai chi is a type of low-impact, weight-bearing, and aerobic -- yet relaxing -- exercise that began as a martial art. As it developed, it took on the purpose of enhancing physical and mental health. Practiced in a variety of styles, tai chi involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. The meditation is sometimes called "moving meditation."

Some people believe that tai chi improves the flow of energy through the body, leading to greater awareness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellness.

Heres a look at some of tai chis potential perks:

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Tai Chi and Qigong: Heatlh Benefits and Precautions

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December 12th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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