Tai Chi is something I have wanted to experience for quite some time now, so I feel very lucky to be able to participate in these classes.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese system of exercise and martial arts, created by Taoist monks.
Martial Arts are practiced for a variety of reasons: physical health and fitness, mental, physical, and spiritual development, relaxation, and of course, self-defense.
Tai Chi uses slow, soft, graceful movements in order to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit. This allows us to feel more grounded, engaged, and mindful of each moment.
It is beneficial for our overall health, as well as our balance, strength, and flexibility.
If practiced regularly it can increase vitality, enhance our sense of well-being, and cultivate a more subtle awareness of our bodies.
The style of Tai Chi we are doing is called Yang-style.
It is early days with my practice of Tai Chi, however, I have really been enjoying it and will be happy to write another update once I am further into the course.
If you are looking for some different options to expand and energize your current exercise routine, or if you are looking to start an exercise program altogether, then I encourage you to give Tai Chi a try.
(Note: Always get your Doctor’s “okay” before commencing any exercise program).
Have a fantastic week!
Bridget Hales @ Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme x