TAI CHI: Preventive Medicine

Riding in SF on my way to the Bay Bridge, look what I saw!


Here’s what Harvard Health has to say in their article titled, “The health benefits of tai chi”: [ http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-health-benefits-of-tai-chi ]

From that article:

“Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.”


“Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.”

I invite you, the readers, to imagine what this means for people who maybe can’t do more strenuous types of exercise due to age, ability, or illness.