Medicine Hat Tai Chi
and Qi-Gong Association


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MEDICAL RESEARCH


The links below show the positive evaluations of Tai Chi within the medical community.


MEDICAL NEWS TODAY Sept 2016 >

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL Dec 2015 >

CONSUMER REPORTS Mar 2016 >

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Dec 2015 >

NBC NEWS Oct 2016 >

ENERGIZE YOUR BODY, MIND & SPIRIT


People of all ages and fitness levels around the world practice Tai Chi (and Qigong) as a part of their healthy lifestyles. As you perform Tai Chi, three major components are working together:

MOVEMENT
Students feel the earth beneath their feet, sink their weight into the ground, and maintain good body alignment to promote stability and balance. Movements flow from one to another, like water, with body weight shifting in a controlled and balanced manner. The body core is engaged but remains flexible. The upper body generally maintains a feeling of lightness, although short bursts of power are characteristic in some
Tai Chi styles.

DEEP BREATHING
With the flow of the movements, students exhale stale air and toxins from the lungs, and inhale a plentitude of fresh air, which stretches the muscles involved in breathing and releases tension. The body is therefore supplied with fresh oxygen and nutrients.

MEDITATION
While performing the controlled movements, students keep their mind calm and alert, concentrating on the inner self. Tai Chi is sometimes referred to as “stillness within motion”.

These three components of movement, deep breathing and meditation have the health benefits of:

  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Increasing calmness and awareness
  • Aiding the exchange of gases in the lungs
  • Massaging the internal organs
  • Helping the digestive system work better


Many other health benefits of Tai Chi have been documented for centuries, and include:

  • Improved cardiovascular system
  • Strengthened body
  • Stress relief
  • Increased flexibility
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Sharpened mental abilities
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Increased longevity
Medicine Hat Tai Chi

Tel. 403.526.0620
medhattaichi@gmail.com


Class location:
Medicine Hat Cultural Centre
299 College Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB

BUILDING CHI IN YOUR BODY


Put simply, chi is the energy which gives life. Strong chi makes a person feel totally alive, alert and present, while weak chi results in sluggishness, fatigue and agitation. By continued practice of Tai Chi (or Qigong) in our classes, you can increase and develop your chi to overcome illness, become more vibrant and enhance your mental capacity.



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