Tai Chi Exercise: A Way To Attain Peace

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths”

I keep on wondering how this people describe a situation that will be a trend in future. This quote was said by Ethy Hillesum, she has so perfectly depicted the situation that we are facing in daily life style. It is a fact that in today’s world busy lifestyle is a trend. People don’t have time even to eat their food properly.

Being in a corporate world; I myself live such a down life. No doubt the flow of money is very smooth but, you have everything in life. All luxuries, but still heart miss one thing and make you feel stressed out. My hands are full but my heart is empty. I tried a lot of things but all gave temporary happiness. Nothing was making my heart rest in peace.

Yes peace is the right word. It was peace that my heart was craving for. I really wanted to rest in peace. It is not that easy I know but this was crippling my mind.

But like it is said peace is not like a chocolate you can go and buy in some shop.

Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away- Robert Fulghum

tai-chi-healthAnd like when your heart is not at rest nothing you do is worth. So finally I decided that I will take care of things myself. And I found my soul in Tai Chi.

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese Martial Art belonging to Neijia branch which is recognized as Soft style of martial arts. It literally means as “supreme ultimate fist”.

It was Yang Shaohou, Yang Chengfu, Wu Chien-ch’uan and Sun Lutang in the early twentieth century who widely spread the health benefits of Tai Chi. It has helped many people in the world even the people who have bear very little interest in martial arts. But the results made them believe in practice of Tai chi.

It is also pronounced as ‘ tie gee’ and a huge sector of people call it is as taiji. Whenever you find a group of people somewhere in park performing some movements like dance form in unison they can be recognized as Tai Chi.

Usually people prefer tai chi as a form of exercise rather than tai chi as martial arts. No doubt that tai chi has its roots settled in martial arts the slow and flowing movements of tai chi require focus, power, co-ordination and balance. This blend of mental and physical activity works to concord the mind, body and soul which shows the wellbeing of your health.

Tai chi has many foremost styles of martial art but these are the ones that help you in cleansing your mind.

The research on tai chi chiefly occupies three features:

  • Tai Chi on health

    An unwell person may find it complicated to meditate to a state of calmness or to practice tai chi as a martial art. Tai chi’s health training concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind.

  • Tai Chi on Meditation

    The focus and calmness cultivated by the thoughtful aspect of tai chi is seen as essential in maintaining optimum health and in applying martial arts as a daily practice.

  • Tai chi on Martial art

    The ability to use tai chi as a form of self-defense in combat is the test of a student’s understanding of the art. Tai chi is the study of suitable change in response to outside forces. The use of tai chi as a martial art is quite challenging and requires as a great deal of training.

There are many health benefits of practicing the Tai Chi.

  • It shows kind effects on the balance control, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and reduces the risk of factors for heart fall.
  • Tai Chi controls high blood pressure in individuals.
  • Tai chi’s slow and gentle impact on body burns a good amount of calories in a peaceful way for the people suffering obesity.
  • While suffering from stress there is effect on production of nor adrenaline and cortisol. Regular practice of tai chi helps you in relieving stress. It controls on your heart rate.
  • It has reduced many symptoms of hyperactivity disorder.
  • You gain more strength, stamina and suppleness due to regular practice of tai chi.
  • Tai chi avoids your body in getting stiff and thus preventing you from arthritis in future.

A very good health is biggest way to have peace in your life.

“Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day”

Helen Rice

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