Tai Chi Music for exercise, meditation and relaxation
Tai Chi, also called tai chi chuan, brings together deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Developed originally as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.
A wonderful compilation of Eastern, Oriental Music Tracks for Tai Chi, Meditation or just Relaxation of Mind and Body.
7 Tracks in Total lasting 9:56 minutes each.
The health benefits of Tai Chi:
Studies have shown that tai chi can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in their legs.
Is tai chi suitable for everyone?
Get advice from your GP before starting tai chi if you have any health concerns or an existing health condition. You may need to take certain precautions if you’re pregnant, have a hernia, back pain or severe osteoporosis.
Can Tai Chi and arthritis?
There is some evidence that Tai Chi can improve mobility in the ankle, hip and knee in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However, it is still not known if Tai Chi can reduce pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis or improve their quality of life.
Can you be too old for Tai Chi?
The simple answer is No, tai chi is commonly performed as a low-impact exercise, which means it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints. Most people should be able to do it.
Do you need to be fit to do tai chi?
Again, no. It is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually. Also, many of the tai chi movements can be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users.
Are there different styles of tai chi?
Yes, such as Chen, Wu and Yang. Some instructors practise a combination of styles. The main differences between the different Tai Chi styles are in the speed of movement and the way the body holds the postures.