A Different Form of Mind-Body Exercise
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial arts practice used around the world as a form of exercise and moving meditation. Deep breathing is combined with slow, graceful movements to induce calm and relaxation. It is a great option for those looking for a slower form of exercise, and has been shown to reduce stress and improve balance in those over 65 years old. Tai Chi helps promote overall wellbeing and self-awareness.
Know Before You Go
This body practice moves at a slower speed, using fluid, flowing movements while you focus on deep, regulated breathing, mental imagery, and meditation. But don’t let its pace fool you, as the exercises can be extremely stimulating to both body and mind. Tai Chi is often practiced in parks, and it is advisable that you wear loose clothing.