Two years ago, I found a source of calming, relaxation, & physical activity that nourishes my mind, body, & soul. Tai Chi. This practice is rooted in an ancient martial art that includes gentle, flowing movements. Research shows that Tai Chi “may improve balance and stability in older people and those with Parkinson’s, reduce pain from knee osteoarthritis, help people cope with fibromyalgia and back pain, and promote quality of life and mood in people with heart failure and cancer. ” (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)).
Tai Chi not only benefits the body & mood, but I have found, in my practice, that it nurtures my soul, as well. You may have classes available in your area, or you can find many free online resources for Tai Chi, but I started my practice, in home, with a DVD. This was my choice because I live in a small rural town without face to face Tai Chi instruction. There are many available options out there to begin your practice, and I believe it’s important that you research this on your own, and find what’s the best option for you.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) (2016), Tai Chi and Qi Gong: In Depth, https://nccih.nih.gov/health/taichi/introduction.htm
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