Why Tai Chi Chuan & Qigong are good for you?
SLOW is Good
Tai Chi Chuan has a continuous sequence of slow movements that helps to strengthen your body and mind. The slowness helps you to focus on your body, breathing and mind. You will experience full body and mind awareness. Thus, Tai Chi Chuan is often referred to as
moving meditation. This awareness leads to your getting your Qi energy flowing in your body and then helps you cultivate it.
Tai Chi Chuan helps to build a healthy balanced body and mind.
Reference: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming Yang Tai Chi for Beginners. https://youtu.be/m4ccN_yYKlA
Yang, Jwing-Ming. The Root of Chinese Qigong. YMAA, 1997.
Good for the BRAIN
Many brain researchers have found that Mindfulness practice benefits mental health tremendously. This practice is good for our brains as well as centering our mind.
Reference: Mindfulness Can Literary Change Your Brain
Congleton, C., Holzel, B.K., Lazar, S.W. (2015). Mindfulness Can Literary Change Your Brain. Harvard Business Review, REPRINT H01T5A PUBLISHED ON HBR.ORG
Reference: Davidson, Richard.
A Way to RELAX
Use intention to let go of tension, then pay attention to how to relax your body, mind,
breathing, keeping a good posture, roundness, balance, and maintaining your center to lead to a change in your attitude.
Reference: Tai Chi And Qigong for Mood Regulation
Yeung, A., Chan, J., Cheung, J. C., & Zou, L. (2018). Qigong and Tai-Chi for Mood Regulation. Focus (American Psychiatric Publishing), 16(1), 40–47. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.focus.20170042
Reference: Shaolin Temple Europe. Qi Gong Breathing: 7 Minutes to calm body and mind https://youtu.be/faCUU9nYBDc