Tai Chi and Qigong Schools teach the positive benefits of Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi is considered a “moving meditation” and, in theory, and practice, has evolved to encompass principles of traditional Chinese medicine; that is, the mind, body, and spirit are deemed as a single entity. Qigong, another martial art, focuses more on spirituality and was historically practiced in Taoist and Buddhist monasteries. However, both Tai Chi and Qigong have come to be known worldwide for their benefits to health.
Some styles of Qigong teach the unity of humanity and nature. The practice of Tai Chi and Qigong both lead to a higher state of energy. The benefit for devout Tai Chi and Qigong students is that positive lifestyle choices are made, and the religious practice of Tai Chi and Qigong techniques amends effects of previous choices. With continuous practice, one cultivates “virtue” and will be able to achieve a highly relaxed and tranquil mind/body state.
Studies have shown that long-term practice of Tai Chi and Qigong has definite positive effects on physical balance and muscle control, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness, and reduces the risk of falling for the elderly. Studies have also shown that practicing Tai Chi and Qigong reduce pain, stress, and anxiety.
The gentle, low impact, movements of Tai Chi and Qigong actually burn more calories than seemingly more strenuous activities, like skiing and swimming. Tai Chi and Qigong also boost immune system function notably and reduces the incidence of anxiety, depression, and overall mood disorder. If you are interested in learning more about Tai Chi and Qigong Schools and additional learning programs, search our site for more in-depth information and resources.