Tai Chi as a health exercise

Taiji Quan & Qi Gong bring body, mind and soul into harmony. Breathing, the heart, circulatory and nervous systems are regulated through regular practice. It increases concentration, general well-being and relaxes the body and mind.

Due to the upright posture and the slowly flowing movements, the joints are put under particularly little strain. People with rheumatic complaints can counteract and prevent pain with the exercises.

It can lower blood pressure and regulate metabolism. In addition, it increases general physical fitness and the ability to stretch muscles and tendons, thus helping to avoid tension.

With Qi Gong, in which one develops the inner energy (the Qi), the practitioner achieves a satisfied well-being and a healthy body.

By practicing the forms of movement, both hemispheres of the brain are practiced equally and thus coordination and thinking skills are improved.

Regular practice:

  • regulates breathing, heart, circulatory and nervous systems
  • increases concentration, general well-being and relaxes.
  • leads to a feeling of vitality, vitality, balance and inner peace.
  • Rheumatic complaints can counteract and prevent pain with the exercises.
  • increases general physical fitness and the flexibility of muscles and tendons, helping to avoid tension.
  • reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, heart attack, stroke, etc.).
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, feelings of depression and loneliness
  • helps with general lack of energy, listlessness, headaches, insomnia
  • strengthens the immune system
  • is ideal for weight control
  • reduces the risk of developing various types of cancer (especially stomach/intestinal/breast)
  • helps with respiratory diseases, especially bronchial asthma
  • helps to form and maintain healthy bones, muscles and tendons
  • paves the way to psychological well-being, social interaction and integration
  • helps to control “risk habits”, especially in young people (tobacco, alcohol and food, violence, …)
  • reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis prematurely
  • helps with constipation and incontinence

From the book: “Wudang – Daoismus, Kampfkunst und Kultur” by Daoist Liu

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