Tai Chi is greatly known for its effects on physical health, including its ability to train the ligaments that support your body’s internal organs, to tone the muscles, and to help the body balance its biochemical alignments, but there are more reasons that make Tai Chi a de-stressing and therapeutic exercise. Tai Chi promotes emotional, mental, and spiritual relaxation, thereby benefitting the mind, body, and spirit and connecting them together.
When your nervous system becomes incapable of resisting change, Tai Chi allows you to access and relieve your negative emotions that can destroy a major part of your life’s happiness. Tai Chi helps you to release the physical pressure in your muscles, tissues, and organs, thereby allowing your nervous system to relax and attain a feeling of calmness from deep inside.
Stress causes your mind to behave erratically, which in turn, leads to the generation of disconnected thoughts. When you relax, your “monkey mind” starts slowing down and your conflicting thoughts lose their tenacity. Now you will have greater ability to perceive things more clearly. You will feel less-frustrated. Mental relaxation allows you to connect your body with your brain without any effort. You will develop the ability to do multi-tasking with greater focus and to gain deeper insight to issues and situations.
Tai Chi, which can be described as moving meditation, may inspire you to explore your spiritual Self. Spiritual relaxation will allow you to have the courage and confidence to overcome obstacles that may have prevented you from demonstrating qualities such as kindness, truthfulness, honesty, generosity, and love.