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What is T’ai Chi Ch’uan?

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Taijiquan) is an ancient Chinese art. Its benefits include increased relaxation, lower blood pressure, improved balance, stronger bones, sharper memory, more effective concentration, and flexibility of body and mind.

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T’ai Chi Ch’uan is also a defensive art. Students of T’ai Chi Ch’uan learn to resolve conflict efficiently and with minimal strife while maintaining their authenticity. T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a form of moving meditation that anchors the practitioner and fosters strength of spirit.

Mary Lukas has been an active contributor to the Iowa City Tai Chi community since 1993. She continues study as a student of Barbara Davis at the Great River School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Martial Arts Exercises For Beginners That You Can Do At Home

Martial arts are traditional and condensed systems that are in practice for numerous reasons like self-defence, spiritual and mental development. So, it would be better if you have a subject matter expert before you begin it on your own. Just in case, if you couldn’t find any no worries you can follow the tips in our article on martial arts exercises for beginners that you can do at home to pull your first curtain in the martial arts field.

Tai Chi Benefits For Seniors

This form of martial art involves slow movements focusing on all the parts of our body. It’s a form of meditation or medication but with motions and people can pursue it at every fitness level. This martial art which involves body and the mind originated in China,but it’s now practiced widely all over the world as a form of health treatment. Two of the major things in Tai Chi is slow, synced body movements and breathing accordingly as only slowly shifts from various movements imitating the animals.

What to Wear to Tai Chi Class

Tai Chi as an art of movements is highly practiced due to the experience of gentle exercise that connects the mind and body in a cluster of extensions and contractions that invade all-around. This experience of linking the deepest part of our being with our environment through the energy that our body provides with the movement merits certain preparation.

What Are The Best Martial Arts For Kids?

In modern society, due to the heightened exposure through media, almost everybody is aware of the different types of martial arts. Through movies such as Karate Kid, Shaolin Soccer, and Fight Club, martial arts is glorified and has piqued the interest of many, and, with the added benefits of health and wellness as well as the ability to defend oneself if necessary, generations of children have been enrolled into different martial arts classes.

Tai Chi Health Benefits

Chances are you have heard of Tai Chi, and how wonderful it is to your health. But you probably don’t know exactly how it does that. Tai Chi is as wonderful as everyone says, and if you’re curious about the specifics, and aren’t sure about starting with it, here are the most important Tai Chi health benefits.

The Origin of Martial Arts in India

Martial Arts, a system of close combat practices used for self-defense, military, and law enforcement, are much more than just that. As the name suggests, it is an art, which has to be learnt with a high degree of dedication, precision, and passion. It covers a wide range of activities like the physical training, fighting technique, and skills to practice a high level of mental discipline. The history of the Martial Arts dates back thousands of years and there are quite a few theories around how the art form originated.

How Meditation Can Improve Your Health

Research shows meditation can be a great boost to health. Scientific studies have proven that meditation can greatly improve people’s health and their intellectual abilities. In this article we are going to explore the health benefits that are brought by routine meditation practice.

Beachbody’s Tai Cheng Workout

What is the Beachbody Tai Cheng Workout and how will it help ease the physical pain in your joints? Medical experts claim that this type of workout should improve balance and mobility while reducing aches and pains. It consists of exercises heavily inspired by Chinese martial arts, also known to relieve senior citizens from back pain or high blood pressure. But is it too good to be true?

The Physical and Psychological Benefits of T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is one of the Chinese art forms practiced across the globe because the wide range of health benefits one can get out of it. The slow movements in Tai Chi are exercise forms called Qigong. The word Qigong stands for ‘Life Energy Cultivation’. It can be done in both standing and sitting positions. It can come in different forms as in meditation, yoga, exercise, martial arts and spiritual training.

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