Tai-chi is a traditional form of Chinese classical martial art. The aim of Tai-chi is to cultivate the inner self as well as to strengthen the physical body. An elegant and graceful tradition, it is been known also as moving meditation. The benefits of Tai-chi are numerous. It fosters a calm and tranquil mind, helps to regulate the nervous and vascular systems, improves energy, and reduces stress and tension. It is a preventive and remedial therapy for arteriosclerosis, hypertension, arthritis, rheumatism and many other disorders.
Tai-chi is a harmony of body and mind, actions and breathing. It exercises the internal and external muscles and organs, joints, and tendons. All the movements are gentle, effortless, even and relaxed. It is a form of exercise which is highly suitable to offset the hectic pace of modern life. Tai-chi can be practiced anywhere, anytime, in a group or alone. It is well suited to people of all ages, gender, and states of health. For all these reasons, Tai-chi has become increasingly popular in the western world.