From Relaxation and Strength, to Senior-Friendly and Low Cost, Tai Chi Offers Many Health Benefits

Tai Chi is Fun!

Many people enjoy Tai Chi for the feeling of well-being, relaxation, and even fun they get from the practice.

Low Cost, Low Tech

Tai Chi is low cost and low tech. You don’t need any special equipment or clothing. You just need a little open space to practice.

Tai Chi for Any Age or Condition

Not only is Tai Chi fun, but it can be practiced by people of all ages, and nearly any physical condition as well (even from a chair!), which is why Tai Chi for seniors is a popular activity for physical and mental health. Some well-known teachers began their careers teaching Tai Chi later in life.

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi for seniors and older adults  is taught and practiced around the world. That’s because it’s a low impact activity that doesn’t place a lot of stress on joints and muscles. Harvard Health says

Some medical studies suggest that Tai Chi promotes better balance and reduces the risk of falls. It can also help reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, and possibly improve immune functions. Many people simply experience a feeling of well-being after practicing Tai Chi.

Harvard Health, in an. article about the health benefits of Tai Chi, says “Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”


However, one more thing: It’s usually best not to practice Tai Chi right after a meal, if you are very tired, or if you have an infection.

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