The ancient art of Tai Chi has its origin in the temple practices of the Taoists living in the monasteries in China. Tai Chi developed as an exercise system that the monks followed to strengthen and maintain their health. The Tai Chi movements work in harmony with the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Mr. Moy took the traditional yang 108 form and incorporated his knowledge of Taoist understanding of the body to maximize the form’s health benefits.
Members have found the following health benefits:
-Balance: fall prevention
-Breathing / Aerobic capacity (low level aerobic exercise – when doing the set for 15 minutes)
-Relaxation / stress reduction
-Whole body exercise
-Excellence for maintaining joint movement / restoring movement after joint replacement (hips and knees)
-Stimulation of the body’s natural processes: circulation of lymph, endocrine system, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) movement
-Recovery from serious health conditions: heart attack, stroke, surgery, cancer treatment, etc.
-Management of chronic conditions like: arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and others
-Adaptability to each student’s personal circumstances
Getting More Information
The best source of information about the benefits Tai Chi is your instructor. If they don’t have an answer they will know who to ask. This website has some additional resources that can provide some background information. General information can be found in the About section. A discussion of the different arts (including the martial aspects) that Mr. Moy taught can be found under the About section. We have collected answers to commonly asked questions under the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. If you have a specific question, please contact us using any of the channels on the Contact page.
Additional information on the health benefits of Tai Chi can be found on the National Website.