Can Tai Chi Help You Get Fit?

List: Posted: 02/03/11

Tai Chi is a form of self defense whose origins date back to ancient China.  Once considered primarily one of the martial arts, it is now considered a form of exercise in the western world. 

 

Tai Chi is incredibly beneficial for stress reduction and is even used to help treat a number of health conditions.  Promoting wellness and balance as well as fitness, there is certainly much to appreciate about the practice.

When looking at Tai Chi or considering Tai Chi classes, it is easy to see why it is so calming to the mind and body.  It is a noncompetitive form of exercise that makes use of very gentle stretches and physical movement.  Everything is designed to be done gracefully and elegantly, and the body remains in a constant state of motion.  There are hundreds of movements and positions in Tai Chi, and all utilize rhythmic patterns that help regulate breathing while keeping the body centered and calm.

One of the things that makes Tai Chi so popular is that virtually anyone can do it.  While those with severe osteoporosis may wish to consult a physician, the gentle flow of movement makes it well suited for people of all ages and abilities. Tai Chi offers as much fitness to the mind and soul as to the body, and it can help improve concentration and stress reduction as much as agility, and balance.

There are certainly many benefits to the practice of Tai Chi.  Whether you are looking to find an exercise that can improve your body or your mind, Tai Chi’s principles of balance and mind body wellness make it well suited for anyone.

Karate, Martial Arts & Self Defense Schools

    Family and community oriented, Ashburn Martial Arts Center (AMAC) has been conditioning the body, cultivating the mind and nurturing the spirit in its students and participants by reaching out through martial arts, education, and mentoring. Offering Martial Arts, Karate, KRU Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self Defense, Fitness and Weight Loss to our community. With our experience in training, achievements, knowledge and wisdom passed down over the years, we have been able to effectively relate that expertise and understanding to students of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. We aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to grow and learn, and an opportunity for people to explore and develop personal goals and success. At our school, you will learn Solo Forms/Shadowboxing, Two-Person Drills, Self-Defense Techniques, & Reality Based Combat. We teach and deal with reality and practicality in our training. We will supply you with the knowledge to defend yourself in virtually any situation and at the same time, provide you the life skills needed to achieve your highest goals.

    • 21750 Red Rum Dr Ste 102
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (571) 291-9224

      Family and community oriented, Ashburn Martial Arts Center (AMAC) has been conditioning the body, cultivating the mind and nurturing the spirit in its students and participants by reaching out through martial arts, education, and mentoring. Offering Martial Arts, Karate, KRU Muay Thai Kickboxing, Self Defense, Fitness and Weight Loss to our community. With our experience in training, achievements, knowledge and wisdom passed down over the years, we have been able to effectively relate that expertise and understanding to students of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. We aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment for individuals to grow and learn, and an opportunity for people to explore and develop personal goals and success. At our school, you will learn Solo Forms/Shadowboxing, Two-Person Drills, Self-Defense Techniques, & Reality Based Combat. We teach and deal with reality and practicality in our training. We will supply you with the knowledge to defend yourself in virtually any situation and at the same time, provide you the life skills needed to achieve your highest goals.

      • 21750 Red Rum Dr Ste 102
      • Ashburn, VA 20147
      • (571) 291-9224

        Specializing in family martial arts and fitness. Offering classes for all ages. Summer camps, after school programs, birthday parties.

        • 44933 George Washington Blvd
        • Ashburn, VA 20147
        • (703) 726-8889

          Specializing in family martial arts and fitness. Offering classes for all ages. Summer camps, after school programs, birthday parties.

          • 44933 George Washington Blvd
          • Ashburn, VA 20147
          • (703) 726-8889

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