Tai Chi & Healing Therapies, Tenerife.
As a personal training programme Tai Chi promotes all-round holistic health of Body, Mind and Spirit…
Body:The graceful flowing movements as practiced in Tai Chi warm and mobilize joints, tendons and muscles, encouraging the flow of synovial fluid into the joint capsule to lubricate, and thus allow, joints to move more freely within the joint capsule. Muscles are warmed from within to flow with you without injury, then, stretched, to gradually increase the range of movement around each joint. Muscular endurance is increased in the postural supportive muscles of the trunk, while muscles of the thighs, hips and calves are strengthened.
Mind:By focusing the mind on the rhythmic movements of body and breath; the mind is stilled and concentration, the precursor of meditation, is improved. With practice the routine becomes a moving meditation, de-stressing troubled erratic thought patterns and relaxing and releasing tension blockages with-in the body to allow the energies to flow freely, thus promoting general health. Motor fitness, the mind body connection, one of the major components of all-round fitness, namely co-ordination, balance, agility, reaction time, along with memory that so often declines with age, is stimulated and improved.
Spirit:By focusing inwards, we locate that oasis of calm within us, ‘peace beyond all understanding’ and find ourselves connecting to the powers that be, whether we relate to it as God, the universal spirit, nature power, what ever, and by connecting with our inner being become more aware of our spiritual entity beyond the physical.
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