Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tai Chi and your Brain

Why is Tai Chi also a meditation? By focusing on each move, slowly and not thinking about anything else except that move, the mind begins to move to a different state or wavelength.

The restorative power of brain activity in the states altered by meditation has been widely studied.

Meditation is better for relaxing and has less harmful side effects than taking drugs for example and is thought to create a healing state.

Why moving meditation is better? You get triple the benefits: a physical workout, mental relaxation and improvement in the chi flow. The combination of the body and mind working in harmony is the essence of why Tai Chi works.

By Linda Tenenbaum

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