What if we told you that you could change pretty much every aspect of your life with just one practice? Sounds pretty great, huh? Well, it’s time to introduce you to tai chi. Tai chi is a Chinese practice that has transformed into a unique type of exercise known to reduce stress, improve balance and flexibility, build greater strength, and aid health. Tai chi is characterized by slow and highly focused movements, paired with deep breathing. Hey, it’s called “meditation in motion” for a reason!

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Promotes Balance in Life

Okay, we know what you’re probably thinking – how is tai chi any different than yoga? Great question, we’re so glad you asked! Though they both serve similar purposes, they are performed in very different ways. To begin with, tai chi focuses on the concept of Yin and Yang, something yoga typically does not take into consideration. Britannica explains that this Chinese philosophy believes in “the two complementary forces – yin and yang – that make up all aspects and phenomena of life.” In other words, traits and qualities that are opposite of each other can complement and harmonize with one another. This promotes the idea that balance is essential to healthy and fulfilled living. But this isn’t the only factor that differentiates tai chi from yoga. While yoga emphasizes sharp moves that are held for long periods, tai chi flows from move to move. So if you’re deciding between yoga and tai chi, it all depends on how you like to exercise!

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