What Harvard Medical Says About Tai Chi& Hypertension. In a review of 26 studies in English or Chinese published in Preventive Cardiology (Spring 2008), Dr. Yeh reported that in 85% of trials, Tai Chi lowered blood pressure — with improvements ranging from 3 to 32 mm Hg in systolic pressure and from 2 to 18 mm Hg in diastolic pressure.
At Roswell Tai Chi we have found that one of the most reported benefits of practicing Tai Chi & Qi Gong is the improvement of hypertension in the body.
Roswell Tai Chi would like to wish everyone a Happy Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day,
by sharing this from Cheng Man Ching.
Hall Of Happiness
May the joy that is everlasting gather in this hall. Not the joy of a sumptuous feast, which slips away even as we leave the table; nor that which music brings---it is only of a limited duration. Beauty and a pretty face are like flowers; they bloom for a while, then die. Even our youth slips swiftly away and is gone.
No, enduring happiness is not in these.
is Roswell Tai Chi's Sleep Improvement Month
Harvard Medical Study reports In a University of California, Los
of 112 healthy older adults with moderate sleep
complaints, 16 weeks of tai chi improved the quality and duration of
sleep significantly more than standard sleep education. The study was
published in the July 2008 issue of the journal Sleep.
of our students have shared their experience with improvements in
sleep patterns within a few days of beginning Tai Chi classes.
First things first,all of tai chi is not practiced slowly. Some systems are practiced very quickly and others are practiced slow with quick bursts of motion. The authentic name is t'ai ji quan which means "greatest extreme
boxing" . So when you practice the form, you are studying the extremes of lightness and heaviness,fullness and emptiness,static and fluid etc.
Why is a lot of tai chi in slow mo? From a martial perspective it's to increase your speed .