Moon Willow Tai Chi & Wellness - Healing Movement for Every Body, Beginner to Advanced Classes
An ancient Chinese discipline that integrates mind, body, and spirit. Practitioners use meditation and deep breathing as they move through a series of continuous exercises, called “forms,” which resemble slow-moving ballet. Though it originated as a martial art (evolving from qigong), Tai Chi is now practiced more for its therapeutic benefits, which include reducing stress, promoting balance and flexibility, and even easing arthritis pain.
Tai Chi increases strength and provides calm and harmony by improving the flow of internal energy (or Qi) throughout the body. It is the calming, meditative aspect of Tai Chi that makes it particularly useful for reducing stress and anxiety.
As an aerobic exercise, Tai Chi benefits the entire body, increasing muscle strength and enhancing balance and flexibility. People who practice Tai Chi are also said to exploit the strength of yin (the earth) and the energy of yang (the heavens) through exercises designed to express these forces in balanced and harmonious form.
Tai Chi can be used as a preventive health measure, as a way to maintain good health, or to help with a specific ailment.