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The Great Effects on your mind of Qigong and Tai Chi

We all need to exercise, you know it instinctively, but research says it too.

Anxiety improved with Tai Chi & Qigong

But keeping active is not just for losing excess weight and keeping shape but it is good for your mind

too. But Tai Chi and Qigong have more pronounced benefit on anxiety levels than other forms of exercise a 2010 review found.

Depression also improved significantly

Depression improved significantly, Tai Chi outperformed standard psychosocial support interventions, according to the authors of the 2010 review.

"This category of symptoms, particularly anxiety and depression, shows fairly consistent responses to both Tai Chi and Qigong, especially when the control intervention does not include active interventions such as exercise”.

Calm the Mind Calm the Body

It is unusual in exercise that one of the main aims is to calm your mind. In most exercise a lift in spirits is simply a side effect of the exercise rather than the main aim. But thi is exactly what Tai chi & Qigong aim for.

By calming your mind the body has time to repair itself with the result that you can look forward to better health and feeling good.

Quieten the Flight of fight Response

The problem is in our stressful, constantly go go lives our bodies and minds are under constant stress. Is it any wonder so many people feel below par for much of the time.

Stress causes the Amygdala in the brain to trigger the flight and flight response, placing your body under constant pressure and the mind can feel overwhelmed. This is where Tai Chi and qigong come in, by focusing the mind on the exercise and helping to turn off the flight and fight response. The result is a body at rest and a mind at ease with itself, the perfect breeding ground for good health and a feeling of wellbeing.

So what are you waiting for, why not come and join us at Hine Tai Chi & Qigong, there will be a warm welcome awaiting you at

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