Western scientific research has recognized Tai Chi as a major health benefit to anyone who practices this ancient Chinese Art. As a health exercise, Tai Chi techniques can be seen as a system of slowly flowing movements and shifts of balance that strengthens the weight-supporting muscles while conditioning the tendons and ligaments of the ankles, knees, hips and spine. This increases their range of movement and makes them more resilient, less prone to injury. The constant weight shifts train balance and body awareness, leading to confident ease of movement within the forms and in every day life.
This is a physical exercise that focuses the mind while conditioning the body. It can help to dissipate stress and therefore reduce stress-related debilities, increase stamina, and strengthen the body and will.
Proper performance of the techniques places certain demands on the body: the sinking of the weight, over time, sends signals to the tissues of the legs to add muscle and bone mass.
In Chinese philosophy and medicine there exists the concept of ‘chi’, a vital force that animates the body. One of the avowed aims of Tai Chi Chuan is to foster the circulation of this ‘chi’ within the body, the belief being that by doing so the health and vitality of the person are enhanced. This ‘chi’ circulates in patterns that are closely related to the nervous and vascular system and thus the notion is closely connected with that of the practice of acupuncture and other oriental healing arts.
Dubai Tai Chi Classes available in various locations