Tai Chi is not just for elderly!
- Tina Zhang
There are many good articles from Harvard, Journal of Medicine or mainstream media reported on Tai chi, but most of them are saying Tai Chi greatly benefits on older people's health issues, that's no doubt, great! But why Tai Chi has to be learned and benefited to the elderly? (I absolutely No offence to people with advanced ages, or with some health issues).
What I think is a lot more than that! Tai Chi, especially classical Tai Chi (Taijiquan) practice has done greatly to the young, or middle aged people. Tai Chi is a strong traditional system that has form, weapons, applications, the Yin and Yang philosophy is heavily involved in practice - That's called Tai Chi.
Most people talk about Tai Chi is talking about the form. OK, let's start with Tai Chi form.
We all begin Tai Chi, at very beginning, by learning the from - these learning is uniquely mixed with training of the focus, strength, stability, flexibility, coordination, and mind/body harmony. With all good beginning of the practice, we will be able to go far on the path, which physical and emotional health is build, balanced and maintained. When we get older, we will probably, have much better chance to not to get these disease that caused by lack of training when we are still young enough to do well.
Health or illness both don't come over night, both mostly depends on how we treat ourselves every day, and every night.
Yes, "It's never too late to start", I totally agree, but with an earlier start, should we get more benefit from Tai Chi???
- Tina Zhang