You’re not just moving the body, you’re bringing life into it. By circling the eyes, for example, you’re freeing them up from stagnation and decay (atrophy), and allowing them to serve as “gates” (men) through which energy may enter the body. Think of tai chi this way.
This review [published in 2010] has identified numerous outcomes with varying levels of evidence for the efficacy for Qigong and Tai Chi, including bone health, cardiopulmonary fitness and related biomarkers, physical function, falls prevention and balance, general quality of life and patient reported outcomes, immunity, and psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and self-efficacy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085832/
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The magic of tai chi is that as a movement method it has universal application in other forms of movement. Tai chi principles, which happen to have developed from martial arts applications, are increasingly applied to the purpose of improving and maintaining overall health and well-being. In some respects, it’s not “tai chi” anymore, rather a modernized articulation of a practice and method transferable to many forms of movement.
This text comes from By Azriel ReShel on Wednesday April 20th, 2016 at the website upliftconnect.com. This is really big news, but I somehow don’t feel that it is so new. I’ve “believed” it true for years, never thought it could be any other way. I have also seen the real effects of practicing the principles of tai chi and qigong, both of which are mentioned in this article. Countless others have Read More …