Why Tai Chi is So Fun and Ideal for Strength and Fall Prevention


Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial arts practice that is super interesting, body-mind meditative and extremely enjoyable. You’ve probably seen groups of people practicing Tai Chi in a park or at the gym, so you may have some idea what it’s all about. Low intensity, slow-motion, flowing, circular movements. No weights. So, it’s actually very easy to practice! As you move, you breathe deeply and bring focus to your bodily movements. This is why Tai Chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing health problems, including improving balance and preventing falls. Even better, this practice can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to individuals confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.

Source: Why You Might Try Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention