Tai Chi (also written as T'ai Chi, Taiji, Tai Chi Chuan, among others)
is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health
and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi has gained enormous
popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its
One of the most common questions we get asked is, "What are the
benefits of Tai Chi?"
Tai Chi has many benefits, as our members will readily attest to. Some
of the benefits our members have attributed to their Tai Chi practice
include: stress reduction, improved circulation, the lessening of
arthritic and other pain, an increase in flexibility, lowered blood
pressure, and improved balance.
In our class we practice predominately Yang-style Tai Ji Quan (also
spelled as "Tai Chi"); the following forms are taught consecutively:
Yang 8, 16, 24, 42. The number associated with each form is the number
of movements it contains. New students may spend 6 months to a year on
each form before learning the next.