“Every gentle, flowing, tranquil outward movement in the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi creates a powerful current of internal energy.”
Sifu Michael Paler
The History of Tai Chi
Tai Chi originated in China around the 12th century as a martial art. It was practiced by China’s Imperial Guard because of its superior fighting techniques.
As time went on, villagers noticed the health and fitness these martial artists retained clear into their 90’s. When people recognized the indisputable health benefits of Tai Chi, it began to “spread like grass” throughout China, and eventually throughout the entire world.
Tai Chi for Health
Using slow and relaxed movements, you will learn to move your body with intention. The combination of breathing, form, and meditation techniques help massage the internal organs. This allows the exchanges of gases in the lungs, which in turn aids the digestive system to work more efficiently. The key is in learning to sink and relax the pressure downward.
Some scientific studies even show an increase in grey matter in the brain, which boosts both calmness and awareness. All in all, you can experience a life-changing healing transformation, no matter your age, condition, or individual challenge.
Tai Chi is highly recommended by…
Physical therapists and sports medicine practitioners because it moves and lubricates every joint and ligament in the body. It is a non-strenuous exercise to increase flexibility
Physicians for countless ailments… Studies show that Tai Chi may improve a wide variety of health issues, too many to even list here. Tai Chi was first designed for fighting, and for medical patients everywhere, it still is being used for this. What are you fighting?
People restricted to wheelchairs, walkers, or canes who learn to transcend their restrictions.
Psychologists because it helps release endorphins in the body which helps with better sleep, relaxed mind and even aids recovery from PTSD, among other traumas.
Coaches and trainers because athletes can learn how their bodies utilize positive motions without causing bodily harm.
People in high-stress situations, like military, police, and firemen. They learn to reach their inner calm, which is essential in performing their duties.
Tai Chi as Energy Medicine
Medical research studies throughout the world, including those performed by Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School, refer to Tai Chi as “cutting edge energy medicine” and report measurable, positive results in almost every branch of medical studies.
Tai Chi has been tested and proven to help rehabilitate injuries and traumas and to help heal ailments such as arthritis, heart disease, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, joint problems, depression and anxiety, balance and flexibility deficiencies (to name just a few).
All in all, with the practice of Tai Chi, many people throughout the world have experienced some kind of a life-changing healing transformation, no matter what their age, condition, and/or individual challenge may be.
Why choose Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has a traditional Moral Code that is essential in the living thread of transmission throughout a true lineage in a Tai Chi Master. It includes: (1) The morality of deed – Humility, Respect, Righteousness, Trust, and Loyalty. (2) The morality of mind – Will, Endurance, Perseverance, Patience, and Courage.
The practice of Tai Chi is a creative way of passing on these values to the younger generations.
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