Have you reached a point in your life where something just does not feel quite right in your world? You feel tired and may be a little out of sorts, yet there is nothing medically wrong with you. Quite simply put, something in your world just feels off, almost as if there is something missing in your life. Perhaps you have already tried a variety of medicines or even drugs and alcohol which provide no real long term relief. When you reach this point, you need to bring your life back into balance and this is where the practice of Tai Chi can help.
The Healing Powers of Tai Chi
Tai Chi or Tai Chi Chuan as taught in the Tai Chi classes in Portland, Oregon teaches you this ancient Chinese form of both martial arts and mental practices. The concept is to teach you how to balance the forces of Yin and Yang that dwell within each of us. The practice consists of a combination of breathing techniques, slow purposeful movements and physical conditioning. This combination offers many benefits including healing health that affects both your physical and mental well-being far beyond anything that western medicine has to offer.
In learning to practice Tai Chi you will reap the psychological benefits within just a few weeks of beginning your training. Using the meditative practices you will learn in your classes can help to build your self-confidence and your self-esteem which will serve to improve your outlook on life. But there is more to strong mental health than improving your outlook on life.
A video on the root of Tai Chi and Qigong:
As you improve your meditation skills, you will learn to empty your mind of the everyday stresses and struggles of your life and refocus your body’s energy flow, often referred to as you Qi or Chi. Once you are able to achieve this, you are starting to enjoy the healing health that is Tai Chi. This will bring peace back into your life and is the first step towards finding what has been missing in your life that has left you with that something is not quite right feeling.