The Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan

by | March 18, 2019

Benefits

The benefits of a consistent Tai Chi practice are many and varied.  These benefits fall into the categories of physical benefits, emotional benefits, and spiritual benefits. 

Physical Benefits

Among the physical benefits we have:

  1. The release of physical tension.
  2. Greater balance.
  3. Greater flexibility and range of motion.
  4. Increased leg strength.
  5. An increase in one’s ability to defend oneself from a physical attack due to Tai Chi’s inherent martial movements.
  6. An increase in immune function, perhaps due to the movement of the lymph, the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, and the lowering of stress.
  7. Lowering of blood pressure.

Emotional Benefits

The emotional benefits include:

  1. The lowering or obliteration of the feeling of stress.
  2. An increase in serotonin levels and thus an increase in a feeling of euphoria and happiness
  3. Greater focus (This may be more of a Mental Benefit)
  4. An increase in feelings of compassion to others and oneself.
  5. A greater sense of calm
  6. An increase in one’s empathy and sensitivity to shifts in the physical environment (including others), emotional environment (others and oneself)
  7. A feeling of Inner Peace

Spiritual Benefits

The spiritual benefits are as follows (there may be some overlap with the emotional benefits)

  1. A feeling of bliss
  2. Greater sensitivity
  3. Compassion
  4. Inner Peace
  5. Increased Empathy
  6. Increased Sensitivity and Discernment
  7. Calm
  8. Euphoria
  9. Psychic phenomena (???)
  10. Love


Conclusion