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Why practice Tai Chi?

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When I ask new students why they are interested in learning Tai Chi, they usually have difficulty coming up with an answer. Of course, the myriad benefits of Tai Chi are well known and one could say they want to improve their posture, balance and general well being. A few beginners are interested in the martial side of Tai Chi, ...

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Try Tai Chi and Enjoy These Benefits

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Tai chi is originally a form of martial art originating from China. These days, however, it is a popular form of exercise and meditation. The fact is there are many different types of tai chi. Article and Image courtesy of healthdigezt.com  

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The Forgotten (Female) Pioneers of Tai Chi in the West

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Sophia Delza—an American with her own established career in dance and choreography—was also compelled to learn the Chinese martial art of tai chi while in Shanghai during that very same year. Like most westerners at the time, neither women had any exposure to tai chi, but both quickly found value in what they were witnessing. In a pair of trailblazing ...

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Taiji for Seniors

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Clearly, the earlier in life you start practicing tai chi (taiji), the greater your physical and mental capacities will be in old age. However, many people basically ignore their health until the natural healing and physical capacities of youth start to wane. Wake-up Call Suddenly, you get a wake-up call. Or maybe an injury that could heal in a couple ...

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Benefits of Taiji

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In China, it is believed that tai chi can delay aging and prolong life, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and tendons, and aid in the treatment of heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, skin diseases, depression, cancer, and many other illnesses. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a good deal of scientific evidence to support these claims. In a special study ...

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What is Taiji?

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Tai Chi is a type of martial art very well known for its defense techniques and health benefits. The martial art has evolved over the years into an effective means of alleviating stress and anxiety. It has been considered to be a form of ‘meditation in motion’ which promotes serenity and inner peace. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition, ...

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History of Taiji

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Tai Chi has various different styles and variations, each of which has its own lineage and date of origin. Some forms of Tai Chi focus on health while others stress competition or self-defense. There are so many different stories that describe the origins of Tai Chi that the real one remains a mystery. Tai Chi is associated with numerous health ...

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