Tai Chi for Fitness

Improve You Fitness, Balance And Develop a Tranquil Mind with Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an excellent practice and exercise for the young and the old  a like, increasing and maintaining overall strength and suppleness of the joints. The Calming and medative aspect is ideal for today’s busy life styles promoting balance and quiescence.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that consists of a series of moves (form) that are based on Kung Fu moves, but are carried out slowly, gently and with precision, whilst manipulating the chi around the body to promote good health.

Tai Chi has its origins in China in the sixteenth century and was developed by Taoist monks. Tai Chi as it is practiced in the West today, can best be thought of as a moving form of exercise and meditation combine.

Many of the movements were originally derived from the martial arts, although they are carried out slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth even transitions between them.

It is said the Tai Chi moves emulate the natural movements of animals and birds and the meditative nature of the exercises is calming and relaxing in itself.

The benefits of practicing Tai Chi are many, not least acquiring the skill to ito relax and quieten the mind, which is popular with today’s busy society. The aim of most practitioners, apart from a tranquil mind, is improved health, fitness, balance and suppleness