Practiced by millions of people around the world, tai chi, a traditional Chinese martial art, is reported to have many health benefits including stress management, improving balance, coordination and flexibility, and strengthening the connection between the body’s muscular system, circulation and breath. Classified as a “soft” martial art, its sequence of slow, relaxed movements can be performed by people of all ages on a daily basis.
For an introduction to tai chi, or to improve your practice, check out the following books and DVDs from the Davenport library.
Tai Chi: a Practical Introduction by Paul Crompton
Tai Chi Walking: a Low-impact Path to Better Health by Robert Chuckrow
Tai Chi for Busy People (videorecording)
Tai Chi Fundamentals (videorecording)