Tai Chi for All Ages

Tai Chi for All Ages

While some think of Tai Chi as an exercise for older people who want to stay limber, energetic, and mobile, the benefits for young people are often exponentially greater. How can this be?

The Tai Chi form, which takes about eight minutes to practice, offers a relaxed, enjoyable daily means of cultivating our balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

The study of Push Hands, which we introduce at the beginning of the third year after the basic principles and Tai Chi form have been learned, has nothing to do with the immature idea of somehow defeating another person. It is working cooperatively to help each other feel ease and confidence while interacting closely with another person.

While the benefits of practicing Tai Chi can be felt immediately, the cumulative benefits increase exponentially as one’s practice matures over time. A slight refinement in our direction at the beginning of a lifelong journey leads to a very different place at the end.