As the body is the physical component of a human being, providing attention and care through physical activity helps to keep the body aligned with the mind and soul. One physical discipline which is easy to perform, takes little effort, and works ideally in aligning body, mind, and spirit is the ancient martial art practice of Tai Chi.
In Tai Chi, there is no fighting, breaking stones, or performing twisting flips; rather, it is a defensive martial art with protective moves being practiced. Students learn a set of movements, called forms, of varying lengths of time. They are not intended to be performed quickly, but more meditatively, meaning slowly and calmly. Some refer to Tai Chi as “meditation in motion” but the Harvard Medical School calls it “medication in motion” because of health benefits gained from the unforced, slow, relaxed, circular movements of the different forms. Even folks in wheelchairs can practice a limited form of Tai Chi. Essentially, it is good and easy for everyone.
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