Good Moves September 2003 Issue

Tai Chi: Go With The Flow

Combining meditation and low-impact exercise can help prevent falls, soothe sore joints.

Tai chi, a martial art that has been practiced in China for more than 600 years, has been shown to embolden its practitioners in another kind of war—the battle against arthritis.

In its less strenuous forms, tai chi exercises the body, mind and spirit by gently working muscles and improving the flow of qi (pronounced “chi”), the life energy that is said to sustain health and calm the mind. With its focus on breathing and…

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