Are you bored of the same workouts? Has the running machine become monotonous? This unique gentle form of exercise will wake your body up like you’ve never felt before, and have you feeling fitter and finer than ever….
Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditation that incorporates gentle movements encouraging balance, focus, flexibility, and coordination. As our busy lives can get the better of us, Tai Chi promotes health and vitality for our mind body and soul.
So with summer in full swing, what better way to combine the beauty of nature with meditation in motion. There’s no time like the present to take up a new hobby. Tai Chi boasts one of the greatest all-around physiological and psychological benefits for our health and even stress relief.
Here are our top 7 reasons to take up Tai Chi this season.
No Pain, Only Gain
Tai chi doesn’t leave you breathless like many other workouts, it focuses on the main elements of fitness, muscle strength, flexibility, and balance to improve our well -being and feel re-energized. It also helps improve digestion, respiration, and circulation. So if you suffer from high blood pressure- this is for you!
Tai Chi has been found to decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body. Slow breathing exercises help to calm the mind and reduce anxiety. So leave your worries behind and ease your mind!
Did you know that Tai Chi’s slow movements burn nearly as many calories as skiing? It also firms the backs of your legs and butt. So forget the squat rack, you’ll burn that booty in no time.
Fight That Fatigue
Studies show that Tai chi greatly reduces fatigue and insomnia. It is also a positive method for resolving anxiety and helping us back to a more balanced state.
What is great about this workout is that its movements are extremely easy to pick up, and follow. It can be done either alone or in groups and offers the opportunity to create friendships, alleviate loneliness and boost our mood. Tai Chi has shown to alter the way our minds work by strengthening areas of our brain and memory. This creates a domino effect because when you’re more able to focus and concentrate, you can perform routine tasks more efficiently. Therefore you will have more time and energy to focus on achieving new goals and overcoming daily hurdles.
No Need For a Massage
Hectic daily schedules mean that our muscles are almost always tensed up, especially in the upper back, shoulders, and neck. Tai Chi lets go of unnecessary muscle tension. Every movement begins when you release the muscles of the inner thigh and this Causes energy to flow into the fingers, and the palms to lead the body into a posture. The slow movements gradually regulate the nervous system and this is what brings us to feel relaxed.
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