The topic of our class last week was meditating while experiencing emptiness. This is a Zen concept that can be foreign to Westerners, but essentially it means to completely clear your mind of all thoughts. This practice of emptying your mind has been shown to be a powerful tool to reach a healing meditative state, but how can we do this, and why does it work?
Whether you are suffering from muscle stiffness, joint pain, or have trouble sleeping, tai chi may be able to help these conditions as well as dozens of other ailments.
Does that seem to be a lofty claim? Perhaps, but a wealth of studies over the past several years have all but verified the age-old wisdom that the movements of tai chi, many of which were developed thousands of years ago, can improve your health as well as relieve stress.
I have gathered articles from a number of reliable sources, linked below, to highlight tai chi’s specific proven benefits. With regular training in the classroom and at home, students will be able to enjoy the many health improvements possible with this traditional exercise.