Tai Chi and Qigong
How do Tai Chi and Qigong differ from other approaches to health and exercise?
- Both use simple techniques that can be done alone, in groups, at your computer or lying down.
- Neither requires special equipment or exercise clothing.
- Both mix breath, movement and stillness to induce the relaxation response.
Qigong/Tai Chi classes now being offered.
Clinical Research has found the practice of Tai Chi and/or Qigong:
- Alters the neurochemistry profile moderating pain, depression and addictive cravings
- Enhances the efficiency of the immune system through increasing the rate and flow of lymphatic fluids within the body
- Improves resistance to disease and infection and increases the efficiency of cell metabolism and tissue regeneration
- Coordinates right/left brain hemispheres promoting deeper sleep, reduced anxiety, and mental clarity
- Induces alpha and theta brain waves which, in turn, reduce heart rate and blood pressure and facilitate the relaxation response
- Moderates the function of the vital organs (heart, liver, spleen, lungs, and kidneys) and the glands, as well as the fluids of the brain and spinal cord which, in turn, mediate pain and mood and improve immune function
- Read New York Times article: "Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia"
- Read New York Times article: "A Downside to Tai Chi? None That I See"