Tai Chi/Chi Kung’s circulatory, immunological, cardiovascular, muscular-skeletal, and psychological benefits have been scientifically proven, and are becoming more widely recognized as Tai Chi research continues.
Tai Chi and Chi Kung are well known as highly effective and enjoyable means of stress management. Regular practice provides the cardiovascular benefits of a moderate aerobic exercise program. These benefits result from the state of relaxation in which Tai Chi/Chi Kung movements are performed. Unlike Western forms of aerobic exercise, which improve cardiovascular health through elevation of heart rate, Tai Chi and Chi Kung improve cardiovascular health by decreasing levels of physical and emotional tension which lead to vascular constriction.
Specific health problems known to respond favorably to Tai Chi/Chi Kung practice include arthritis, osteoporosis, trauma and stress related illnesses, chronic pain or fatigue, anxiety and depression, addictions, digestive problems, and illnesses associated with poor circulation or weak immune system function.
Senior citizens are especially welcome at White Magnolia. The strength, balance, and flexibility developed through Tai Chi practice help to extend the benefits of good health far into the later years. Seniors and others with strength or mobility limitations are encouraged to attend our restorative Chi Kung/Tai Chi classes. We offer a senior citizens’ tuition discount for seniors in our restorative program.