TAI CHI AND YOGA FOR STRENGTH, BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

TAI CHI AND YOGA FOR STRENGTH, BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

A CONTINUATION FROM THE PREVIOUS POST

TAI CHI, an ancient Chinese martial arts is regularly practiced in China by people of all ages.  These days, you can find groups in city parks all across the U.S. as well. 

Slow, controlled movements, with enticing names like "Wave Hands Like Clouds" are comfortable and easy to do.  The circular motions made by arms and legs and the body as a whole increase endurance and strength without the use of external weights. Its meditative quality improves mental clarity and it is terrific for fighting fatigue and stress. 

Studies have shown it is beneficial for elderly people because it reduces their risk of falling by half.  Doctors believe that improved balance is the reason for this benefit.         

 

 

Yoga, is a discipline developed in India more than 5000 years ago.  The movements of yoga help develop balance and flexibility and teach you how to relax your mind and body. 

There are different varieties of yoga including astanga (a challenging power yoga), viniyoga (which is slow and purposeful), and restorative yoga (which is very tranquil).

One of the plusses of yoga is that it encourages you to work within your abilities.  According to the experts, pain, shaking muscles or a desire to hold your breath shows you're overstepping your capabilities. 

 

 

 

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