The Benefits of Tai Chi
We all have an amazing body that has the innate ability to self-heal in many instances. This is not to say that traditional medicine is not required. But it means that we can help our bodies heal. Think about it, when you break a bone, the doctor puts it in a cast and the body actually heals the break rebuilding the bone. However, in today’s environment, many of us have a tremendous amount of unmanaged stress, reducing the abilities of this natural healer within us. It is believed that over 70% of the visits to doctor’s offices are illnesses due to stress.
This is where Tai Chi and Qigong come in. They are wonderful tools to teach your body to handle and release stress. Tai Chi and Qigong are practices from China that use movement, breathing, and focus to ignite the healer within – our parasympathetic nervous system.
Sometimes, they are referred to as moving meditation. These practices can be done in lying down, seated, standing or moving. They are simple and can be performed by anyone.
So with all the multitasking and stress in our daily lives; how do we learn to activate our parasympathetic nervous system. It has been found that the practice of Tai Chi, Qigong and other mindful practices we can activate the parasympathetic system within a few minutes. The more you practice, the faster you can enter this wonderful state.
Tai Chi and Qigong have been proven to:
What is great about Tai Chi and Qigong is that it is simple, required no special clothing or equipment. You just focus on posture, breath and enjoy the movement. I have been trained by the Integral Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) that has a unique teaching methodology that makes this practice easy to learn and accessible to everyone.