Tai Chi Chuan – The Art of Aging Well
To be chronologically “old” in years, but with the strength and energy of a someone half your age is possible! By eating right, controlling stress and exercising with Tai Chi and Qigong.
Martial Art that Turned into a Well Being Super Exercise
Tai Chi evolved out of the Qigong Energy Exercises of the Taoist monks and martial artists and has grown into an art a hundred million people practice worldwide from busy house wife to hard working executive.
Tai Chi is that series of slow, smooth exercises you may have seen in parks all around the world. There are hundreds of research papers written on the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong.
What is Qigong, (Chi Kung)?
There are literally thousands of different types of Qigong, or energy building exercises. Master Hine teaches different types of Qigong to the various groups from beginner to advanced. The beginner Qigong is easy to do and fun to practice at the Hine Institute classes. Qigong involves quieting your mind, naturally controlling your breathing and developing good posture.
How Tai Chi was born
A legend says that it was invented by a monk who observed a fight between a bird and a snake. His movements have both a martial (dodges, strikes, seizures) and energetic applications, without the need to be physically strong.
The Tremendous Benefits of Yang Tai Chi
We find in Tai Chi, the slow, fluid, and coordinated movements that characterize the Yang style taught at The Hine Institute, "one of the five forms of Tai Chi taught in China since the nineteenth century and currently the most widespread in the world, it favors the therapeutic aspects of the martial art.
Tai Chi & Qigong develop a flexible and dynamic force, which is more than just brute strength.
Clinical studies around the world seem to show that Tai Chi is effective in cases of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatism, and sleep disorders. For the elderly, it would also help reduce the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. In any case, it is part of the five traditional Chinese medicines, such as acupuncture, massage Tui Na and is a major reason behind the long lives of the Chinese practicing it.