T'ai Chi has quickly become one of the most popular exercises in the world today, being practiced by roughly twenty percent of the world's population. The largest reason for this is simply that it feels so good when you perform it. T'ai Chi started out as a martial art, but has quickly become adopted and taught in schools, hospitals, and even businesses. Many companies have realized how well T'ai Chi can boost productivity by keeping employees happy, relaxed, and creative.
The biggest reason for T'ai Chi's growing popularity is our increasing level of stress. It was designed to help you work through changes by improving the way that we handle this stress. The way it does this is by helping us let this stress go, rather than storing it up and dwelling on it.
T'ai Chi allows us to relieve ourselves of all the nervous tension that we carry, allowing our bodies to work better. By doing this, we can stay in better shape and feel more healthy overall. After just a short time of practicing T'ai Chi, you should notice yourself looking and feeling better. Letting the nervous stress and tension melt away will literally add years to your life.
When our bodies are tense and stressed, it blocks the flow of our life energy, or Qi (Chi). Qi flows through all living things, and is essentially our life's energy. When we are stressed, worried, and tense, our body doesn't allow this essential energy to flow through our body. By going through the motions of T'ai Chi, you body is forced to relax, which allows you to let go of this stress that is weighing you down. After each session, your mind will be clear, your body will be relaxed, and your emotions will be calmed, allowing you to be totally at ease. No other exercise allows you to calm your body so efficiently and effectively. T'ai Chi is easily on track to becoming the exercise of the future.
While T'ai Chi is considered a martial art, it is one that can be practiced by absolutely anyone. Whether young or old, male or female, there is no one person that can't do it. It's even practiced by people in wheelchairs.
If you're at all interested in finding something that will help you calm your life, feel better, and treat your body holistically, then I highly suggest you look into T'ai Chi. There are many places you can learn it, the most popular of which is at a martial arts studio. You might check with your local community college, or even find some DVD's or videos at the local library. No matter how you learn it, you'll definitely enjoy the results. I challenge yourself to try it for 2 months and see if you're not feeling better, with much less stress in your life.
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