Through the study of Tai Chi you will learn to center, relax, and balance yourself not only physically, but mentally as well. Tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Tai Chi consists of many different styles. Each style may have its own subtle emphasis on various principles and methods. (There are also variations within each style). Some may focus on health maintenance, while others focus on the martial arts aspect of Tai Chi Chuan. With the Tai Chi Center of North Georgia you will not only get the health benefits, from properly learning Tai Chi movement, but you will also be shown the martial aspects of the movements so that they may contain more meaning for you in your personal practice.
Tai Chi practice is probably best known today for its phenomenal health benefits; relaxation, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, improving strength and flexibility, and much more, but it was originally developed as a martial art. The practice of Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. With movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing, making it very low impact and a perfect discipline for men and women of all ages. It involves intense concentration on your immediate activity with an emphasis on complete relaxation. This combination of the mind being focused on the body’s soft, fluid movements is one reason Tai Chi is often referred to as "meditation in motion”.
When learned correctly and performed regularly, Tai Chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health. The benefits of Tai Chi include: