Tai Chi for Health and Wellness

yin yang cropped & sizedTai Chi exercises the body and mind through a series of low-impact, slow, steady movements, requiring the mind to stay focused and the body to slow down.  These movements are combined with deep regular breathing techniques, resulting in deep relaxation and gentle exercise that helps tone muscles, massage internal organs, and stimulate blood flow.  Regular Tai Chi practice has been shown to reduce stress, improve energy, and increase joint flexibility.  The subtle body weight shifting of the movements also helps to improve balance for people of all ages.

Modern medical science is now “discovering” what Tai Chi practitioners have known for centuries, the many health benefits of regular Tai Chi practice. Read what the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, University of California, Berkeley, U.S Department of Health & Human Services, and others have to say:

New York Times: Using Tai Chi to Build Strength

Mayo Clinic on reducing stress with Tai Chi

Harvard Medical School

Science Daily

WebMD on the health benefits of Tai Chi

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

University of California, Berkeley

Style of Tai Chi

Sifu Slaughter’s CMA school practices Yang style Tai Chi, including:

  • 24 movement form:    Basic beginning form of Tai Chi; most well-known and practiced.
  • 108 movement long form:    Traditional Yang long form advances students’ practice.
  • Tai Chi straight sword:    This slow-moving weapons form deepens students’ control and balance.
  • Push hands:  Tai Chi with a partner to develop sensitivity and reaction skills; light, gentle contact.

Upcoming Classes

June 8, 2020

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