Stress Management (Tai Chi )
Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) is an ancient Chinese "internal" or "soft" martial art often practised for its health giving and spiritual benefits; it is non-competitive, gentle, and generally not fast paced. Thirty minutes of tai chi actually burns more calories than surfing and as many calories as table tennis.
Tai chi can't burn as many calories as high energy work outs like running. It still can contribute to an active lifestyle. But that's just one of the many benefits! By increasing strength, flexibility, body awareness, and mental concentration, tai chi can improve your health, too.
The art of tai chi is said to improve the flow of the traditional Chinese concept of a physically intangible energy (Chi). Scientific studies, has been proven that tai chi can improve a host of medical conditions including: muscular pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular problems, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Diabetes and ADHD. Though its low-impact workout is especially helpful to seniors, tai chi is for everyone and is deceptively simple in appearance.
Practicing tai chi is very helpful especially in highly stressful situations, such as traffic jams, or a high-intensity work meeting, to lessen the tension and restore inner calm and balance. As a form of meditation , tai chi is able to help you learn to understand yourself better and thereby deal with others more effectively. Thus, when stressful situations arise, tai chi learning will help you to be assertive and respectful of others, as well as staying in the present and dealing with the situation before you with calmness. Tai chi helps you learn to merge the opposing forces of yin and yang, self and the world to achieve a natural balance for physical and spiritual well-being. The tai chi symbol represents the balance.