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Tai-Chi Chuan Yang Style is being offered to adults at Millennium Martial Arts in Vaughan, Ontario.
Tai Chi is a slow moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense. Our
classes focus on the meditative exercise of the body, rather then on
the martial arts applications.
Tai Chi fosters circulation of "Chi"
(vital force that animates the body) within the body, calm, and tranquil
mind. Tai Chi is performed slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth
even transitions between movements and by correctly executing these Tai
Chi movements the student learns balance, alignment, rhythm of movement
and fine-scale motor control. Tai Chi helps the student correct poor
postural, alignment or movement patterns which contribute to tension and
injury. The meditative nature of the Tai Chi exercises calms and
relaxes the mind. When practicing Tai Chi as Meditation the students
should keep their mind empty of all thought, and should only feel the
movements, the weight distribution as one goes from posture to posture,
the straightness of the spine and breathing. Studies have shown that Tai Chi helps with strengthen the bones.
Tai Chi Chuan
Daily Tai Chi practice promotes better health and mental clarity, helps with balance, and circulation of the Chi (energy) and the blood and calms the mind through meditation.
The researchers are discovering that Tai-Chi with regular practice over a period of short time can improve one's health and produce amazing benefits:
- Balance and strength. The Oregon Research Institute found
that, after six months, tai chi participants were twice as likely to
have no trouble performing moderate to rigorous activities and the benefit was greatest among those who started with
the poorest health or worst function. An evidence-based review of many studies confirmed
better balance --
- Osteoarthritis. Patients with osteoarthritis assigned to a
tai chi group during a three-month study reported less joint pain and
stiffness than when they started.
- Sleep. The Oregon
researchers found that tai chi participants had improved sleep quality
- Shingles. When combined with the vaccine, tai chi helped create even
greater levels of immunity. Tai chi
participants also reported improvements in function, pain, vitality,
and mental health.
- High blood pressure. In a study lasting 20 years,
patients with hypertension -- whether
were given drugs to control blood pressure. At first, participants in
both groups had a drop in blood pressure. But blood pressure in the tai-chi group stabilized over time. They even were able to lower their
use of blood pressure drugs.
- Immune system. Just 30 minutes of daily tai chi and qigong training
for one month might produce a tangible impact on the body’s immune
system. In one study, blood samples taken the day before training
started and after it was completed showed a statistically significant
difference in white blood cell counts.
- Stroke. In one study looking at mortality, patients practicing qigong had a 50% reduction in
death from any cause, death from stroke, and sickness related to stroke.
However, it’s not clear if the qigong participants were already
healthier, making them more likely to live longer.
- Fibromyalgia. One small pilot study showed fewer symptoms
and improvement in function among patients with fibromyalgia who were
practicing tai chi and qigong. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause
widespread pain and fatigue. Larger trials are needed to confirm the
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