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The Benefits of Yoga

When the term “yoga” is voiced out, several images come to mind. Most of them are stretching exercises and out of this world poses that need to be maintained for a specific length of time. What most people don’t know is people who do yoga have greater strength, energy and flexibility. The different flexibility exercises combined with deep breathing can turn the most skeptical of all people into a believer in just hours. People have confessed that after taking yoga classes, their ener…

Tai Chi Exercises – The Warm-Up

In a Western point-of-view, Tai Chi can be best described as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. Tai Chi was originally derived from martial arts. It consists of slow, graceful movements reflecting the natural movement of animals and birds. This Chinese technique is slowly gaining popularity around the world because even old people can do it with ease.But before we discuss the forms used in Tai Chi, it is best to know how to warm-up before every session. Reminders – If you exper…

Tai Chi for Beginners

Learning Tai Chi is not a quick process. Just like exercise, you can’t learn it in a short time and reap the benefits immediately. It would actually take a long time before you begin to “get it.” Despite of this, the learning process is fascinating, and by following these tips you would reap Tai Chi’s maximum effect.Tai Chi is about repetition – Once you have learned a move, practice it further until you get the hang of it. Then, add a new move a few days later. Practice the tw…