Tai Chi Chuan
For your physical and spiritual health, there are few arts better than tai chi chuan. As one of China’s three main internal arts, tai chi chuan has been used for centuries to improve balance, breathing, coordination, concentration, circulation and a variety of health conditions that tend to affect the elderly. To receive these benefits, tai chi chuan practitioners perform a slow sequence of graceful movements that mimic the art’s self-defense techniques. By practicing this form of moving meditation, practitioners learn how to connect to their chi (internal energy) and detect subtle changes in an opponent. If you’re interested in studying this elegant art, there are currently five main styles to choose from: chen, old chen, wu, yang, chang and sun.