Tai Chi is not only a mere form of exercise. It can look like that but in reality and basing on the principles of every movement, it is more than what meets the eye. Tai Chi focuses in a lot of things but most especially with two main factors: health and science.
Tai Chi is a Chinese tradition carried down from generation to generation that is done by slow flowing moves and balance shifting that strengthens the legs. While doing so, it conditions the ligaments and tendons of the knees, hips and ankles. It will increase the range of a person’s motion and make him or her more resilient and decrease the tendencies to be prone to pain and muscle spasms. This shift in constant weight trains the body to balance and be more aware of its own status. It will lead to a more confident smoothness of movement that is practiced in the form and can be incorporated with everyday living. Tai Chi, through its physical exercises will readily focus the mind and condition the body. To practice Tai Chi for 15 to 20 minutes will dissipate stress and reduce any stress-related factors that will help increase stamina and strengthen the will and body. People in the medical field recognize the advantages of practicing Tai Chi. Some of the benefits that were said – reduce risk of hypertension, increase oxygen intake and utilization that can lead to a more efficient breathing, strengthens the cardiovascular stamina, increase strength of joints and range of motion, the legs and knee are more powerful, and flexibility is increased. Stress hormones are reduced; making immunity improved and will heighten states of your mood.
Science has discovered more benefits derived from being engaged in Tai Chi. By studying the smallest living organism inside our body, it is concluded that Tai Chi works through atoms and molecules inside and out. It has become a major exploration to research on what Tai Chi can and cannot do to our body. Tai Chi conditions the different parts of the body. It cultivates a certain energy that travels through the sleeves of every muscle and nerve and those that come in between like films that are responsible for supporting and separating the different organs. Tai Chi reduces every cross-linking chemical that can contribute for cells to rust that may result to malfunctioning or strictly dying. Aside from that, Tai Chi serves as a communicating factor for the relationship of organs to be more intimate. If Tai Chi is practiced at a certain level of discipline, it will, by then, be able to precipitate healthy changes deep inside the body like flushing out blood and making it flow freely around the vessels without the slightest fear of having a heart attack. At the age of 50, physical strength declines. But with the help of Tai Chi exercises, it makes the major muscles in the body and almost all joints produce the perfect rhythm thereafter. It primes the body and increases the legs for it to become more flexible and loose. Studies show that people who are in the 80s and 90s are less prone to falling and their blood pressure decreased upon practicing Tai Chi. It is most advisable to practice Tai Chi in the early morning when the sun is expected to rise to be able to catch more vitamins from the freshness of sunlight.