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3 money lessons from yoga

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Yashodhan Joshi
Tai Chi is Kung Fu is slow motion
by Yashodhan Joshi on Jul 17, 2017 01:30 PM

Tai Chi is Kung Fu is slow motion

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Bhaskaran Nair
Modi's Yoga pictures
by Bhaskaran Nair on Jun 29, 2017 04:54 PM

Why is it the Yoga exercise of Modiji published every day by you. May be you will repeat the Yoga till the next year's Yoga practice.

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Tai Chi, a
by piri on Jun 22, 2017 09:06 AM  | Hide replies

graceful form of martial exercise, is being touted as the more effective option to yoga.

After years of being exalted as an exotic form of martial arts, Tai chi is now seen by the medical world has an answer to most physical grievances. Week after week, researches are bringing to light the many healing benefits of this form, which includes it being beneficial to people suffering from osteoarthritis,diabetes, musculoskeletal pain triggered from working on computers. It is also being looked upon as an alternative option to yoga.

Tai chi is a series of bodily movements thats performed in a slow and graceful manner, each movement flows to the next without a pause. The technique was first introduced by a Taoist monk who got his inspiration from watching a crane and snake at war. Says Sensei Sandeep Desai, Tai chi is largely under utilised here! Ive been teaching Tai chi for more than two decades, and I see only those who are spiritually inclined trying to learn this form. But Tai chi is more than just a form that helps you spiritually or helps you attain flexibility. Its an internal form of martial arts, deep and profound. It is not meant for instant gratification or instantaneous results.

Purnima Shah feels that Tai chi helped to bring an attitudinal change in her when dealing with chronic back problems. It instilled a more positive attitude, and helped me divert my mind from the pain. The pain has reduced to large extend, and my body is no longer stiff, she shares.

About Tai chi being seen as a better form of yoga. I have specialised in both tai chi and hathyoga. The stretch in tai chi is not done at the cost of causing discomfort. This is significant, as when you stretch beyond a certain point, the body goes into a shock and recoil state, this is bad in the long run. Tai chi does not encourage that, and usually follows the movements of a cat. Sleep and stretch just enough to be able to spring back into action, explains Desai.

With varied benefits like efficient breathing, flexibility, balance, calm and reduction of stress hormones with minimum effort, its not surprising that tai chi is displacing yoga in many places.

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Re: Tai Chi, a
by piri on Jun 22, 2017 09:12 AM
World Tai Chi day, declared by the UN in 1999 to popularise the art, is held on the last Saturday in April every year.

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