Tai Chi is often considered a martial art, but it is also an exercise art providing a multitude of health benefits for all ages. The basic movements in a Tai Chi form, such as shifting the weight from one leg to another, stepping forward, backwards, and sideways, and moving the torso, head, eyes, and arms as a unit all have beneficial effects on the human body. Clinical research has shown that daily practice can positively affect blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It improves mood, balance and flexibility, and strengthens bone and muscles. The design of the movements in a Tai Chi form draws awareness into the body and helps improve mental focus. A student of Tai Chi will feel relaxed and energized after each class.
Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise with a meditative component. It is a beautiful form that takes approximately 15-20 minutes to do. Any of the movements can be adjusted to ones current physical capabilities.
Please note that no street shoes are permitted inside the Dojo. Students can be barefoot, wear socks, Tai Chi shoes, or some other fabric-soled shoe on the mats.