Tai Chi Misconception #1
One of the biggest misconceptions about Tai Chi, is that it is only practiced by old people in the park.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
It is true that the forms, postures, and techniques that we learn in Tai Chi have many benefits that make it an ideal fitness regiment for Baby Boomers and Senior Citizens looking for a gentle fitness program, have limited mobility, or want to maintain an active lifestyle to keep feeling young and fit.
For example, Tai Chi is:
- easy on the joints and ligaments,
- practiced slowly and with intention,
- focused on internal chi (or energy) cultivation,
- based on natural movements of the body
What if you’re not a Senior Citizen … yet? Can you still reap the same benefits? Of course you can. In fact, no matter what your age, physical ability, or fitness level, Tai Chi offers some amazing health benefits.
Who can benefit from Tai Chi? Just about anyone!
A student who wants to improve their mental focus so they can complete complex projects and pass challenging exams.
An athlete, or weekend warrior, looking to achieve peak performance and to minimize the risk of injury.
A stay-at-home parent who wants to keep up with young children, stay healthy, and still get the housework done.
An executive who needs to remain calm and focused even with a hectic schedule, busy workload and aggressive goals.
An entrepreneur looking to give the best possible service to their customers and still spend quality time with the family.
No matter what you do, where you are in life’s journey, or what your goals and aspirations are, a balanced lifestyle that includes a mind, body, spirit fitness program such as Tai Chi is important to your health and staying young as you age. Imagine being one of those Senior Citizens in the park (or on the beach, or at the resort) effortlessly moving your body as you perform your Tai Chi forms.
How cool would that be?