The Tai Chi martial arts have always been a mystery to a lot of westerners and it has always been mistaken as a slow morning exercise which is popular among old folks in the eastern countries, mainly China. Well, the truth is that Tai Chi martial arts (also known as meditation in motion) are being learnt by people of all ages and it is not only the elderly and it is the one and only martial arts that come with healing capabilities.
While it is true that it is a martial art style that is slow moving by nature, it does have many health and mental benefits that many people are not aware of. Below are some that you should know if you are thinking of picking it up.
Health and Mental Benefits at a Glance
Once a Tai Chi martial art student is able to commit all the Tai Chi martial art moves into memory, it will sort of become second nature to the person practicing it and while it can become rather useful for self-defense, there are many other benefits that should not be ignored.
People with high blood pressure would definitely benefit from it as practicing it will help lower blood pressure and besides that, it would help enhance mental clarity as well as circulating both blood and Q i energy. It is no wonders that people who have practiced it and have mastered all its 108 long form moves for years are usually known to be physically strong, possess great body flexibility, have quiet and peaceful mind and also possess very long lasting endurance. A lot people in the eastern countries have seen more obvious benefits include having a better posture as well as having a straighter spine, something that is hard to maintain as we grow older.
People who have practice the Tai Chi martial art diligently for years will notice improvements in their ability to focus, better control of their breathing and most importantly they have better sense of balance and movement of Qi inside the body. All these will help the mind to stay calm and steady during difficult and stressful times. The Tai Chi martial art has also been known to help reduce stress as students teach more of it movements that help boost blood circulation and Qi energy which in return help lower one’s stress level.
Old folks who have been practicing this mind-body martial art for most part of their life have been known to be very healthy as practicing Tai Chi will treat and prevent many health related problems. These old folks rarely experience old age symptoms like crooked posture, poor breathing and strength and so on which is common to people who are above sixty years of age.
If case you are wondering if a person will need to be in good health in order to practice it you will be glad to know that anyone can practice it as there are no stringent criteria to practicing it. It is one of kind martial arts that can be easily adapted by anyone from weak to strong people alike with zero requirements for special gears and equipment. Once you witness the benefits of learning Tai Chi martial arts, it is very unlikely that you will ever want to pick up anything else. The health and mental benefits will provide you with a stress free life for a long time to come.