Tai Chi benefits Brain Health according to Harvard Health Letter

Tai Chi benefits Brain Health according to Harvard Health Letter

It has been obvious to practitioners of Tai Chi for thousands of years that the practice leads to a calm, clear mind and an enhanced resiliency in the face of stressful events.  It is great to see the research community catching up!

“Meditation or exercises such as tai chi appear to increase something called cognitive reserve,” says Dr. Pascual-Leone. That’s the capacity of the brain to switch between different tasks, allocate resources, and handle unexpected stressors in a way that makes us better able to cope with day-to-day life. “Increasing cognitive reserve may allow the brain to better deal with other neurological problems,” says Dr. Daffner. Read more.