You guessed it!  Here is your next round of Tai Chi Benefits!

Today I’d like to talk to you about the principles of balance, pain relief and strengthening cognitive functions.  All of which I’ve dealt with and don’t know what I would have done without Tai Chi in my life.

8. Improve Balance
Falling is a serious problem for people when they get older. Avoid falling by doing everything in your power to keep up on your balance, including going to a tai chi class. You will get stronger, and you will also increase your balance. through performing a variety of different exercises. You may even be asked to stand on one foot.
In time, you will be able to walk up and down stairs without the fear of falling. When you do get to the point where you can’t balance comfortably due to bad knees or another problem, it’s time to find a place without stairs. When in tai chi class, only do what you feel comfortable doing.

9. Pain Relief
Conditions such as fibromyalgia and MS can cause significant chronic pain. You may also have chronic pain from bad joints. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the exercise will get your joints and muscles accustomed to the activity. The small amounts of became don’t seem to hurt as much anymore. With time, you won’t feel the pain as severely throughout the day. You may even be able to get rid of the pain medication that can come with bad side effects.

10. Strengthen Cognitive Functions
With time, the brain starts to go a little bit. It is normal. Many people forget names or walk into a room and forget why we were there in the first place. That doesn’t mean you have to help the process along, though. One of the best ways to keep your brain working is by providing it with plenty of mental stimulation. Tai chi can provide stimulation by giving you orders to focus on. You will have small routines to do during the class that you have to remember. This will spark your brain. You may even notice that you’re able to remember things better outside of class.