Starting out taking a beginner class of Tai Chi I had no idea that it was good for lowering blood pressure. I began taking it to just relieve stress and while taking it my teacher explained that it is great for lowering blood pressure. The old saying is correct, “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”. I told people all around me that I liked the way that Tai Chi looked when people were doing it and I would like to take a class in it. Little did I know there was a class being taught in the gym that I frequented.
I arrived at the class he first time to a room full of about ten people who were all in sync with each movement of Tai Chi and I fell in love with Tai Chi. My teacher, Mr. John Crouse, is great because he gives enormous amounts of Tai Chi history that helps us to understand the beauty of this wonderful health benefit.
He has explained that Tai Chi or T’ai Chi Ch ‘uan (sometimes spelled Taijiquan) is a centuries-old Chinese martial art. Up until modern times, Tai Chi was kept secret by today it is practiced by millions of people all over the world primarily for its health benefits.
The postures and movements of Tai Chi are derived from the principles that govern the interaction of Yin creates Yang. In practice, the Tai Chi player is continually shifting between empty and full weight, between soft and firm in order to achieve proper equilibrium. The movements are supple and primarily circular in nature.
Tai Chi is related in many ways to acupuncture: proper practice will increase and balance the flow of Chi (life-energy) throughout the body. Tai Chi has an excellent reputation as a healing exercise and many Doctors in China today prescribe it for their patients. Western Doctors and therapists are also beginning to recognize the value of Tai Chi. Except for a very few special cases, no one is too old or too weak to begin Tai Chi.
This is just a beginning of some ways to improve lowering your blood pressure and I will be posting more for you on how to reduce your blood pressure and eventually come off your high blood pressure medications, like I did.
Simple ways Tai Chi helps To Lower Your Blood Pressure!
To Your Success,