Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art that executes the yin and yang philosophy, the martial art equivalent to Yin Yoga. It is believed that if you react to a violent attack with an equally violent attack, serious injury will be done to both sides. That’s why in tai chi classes in North Vancouver, students are taught skills not just for relaxation but also to counterattack an incoming force with subtle and soft movements. Although tai chi was developed as a martial art, it is primarily practiced today for its health benefits. As a low-impact exercise, it won’t put much pressure on your bones and joints. Everyone can take beginner tai chi courses in North Vancouver regardless of age, gender and fitness levels. If you've been practicing for a while, advanced classes are available too!
This type of martial art with deliberately slow movements surprisingly has tremendous health benefits. Tai chi improves posture, strength, flexibility, balance and general mobility. Some research suggests that it can lower the risk of falls among more mature adults. Because the moves are very technical and coordinated, you'll also be developing your coordination. Tai chi classes in North Vancouver promotes weight loss, and increase in energy and stamina. Continuous practice of tai chi will promote relaxation and stress relief.
You need to be dressed comfortably. Wear loose fitting clothes that don’t restrict range of motion such as t-shirt, tank top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Bring a water bottle, towel and extra clothes! Consider tai chi classes in North Vancouver as an escape from your fast-paced daily routine. Allow yourself to let go and clear your thoughts, focusing only the instructor and your own movements, and connect with your whole body. Always bear in mind that consistent practice is the key to progress.
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