Tai chi is one of the examples of gentle exercises recommended by the National Institute of Mental Health that may be helpful in coping with stress.
I am very pleased to see that tai chi as a form of exercise and stress reliever is growing in popularity in the U.S. Tai chi, an ancient Chinese tradition, is a noncompetitive martial art known for both its defense techniques and its health benefits.
Tai chi (tie chee) comprises gentle physical exercises and stretching with mindfulness, and has been shown to improve balance control, fitness and flexibility, and to increase energy, endurance and agility. Originating in China, it has evolved over centuries to become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety. Continue reading “Do you Tai Chi?”