Tai Chi: Peace for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Published : Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 12:56 PM

After a few days of the stress that life has in store for you, a person needs an outlet where they can channel those pent-up feelings into something that will strengthen the mind, body, and soul.

Tai Chi is one way to do this. Originating in China hundreds of years ago, the spiritual form of exercise is now popular across the entire globe. Just watching someone perform a Tai Chi routine is enough to relax the body.

This tranquil ritual – which is currently being practiced and taught by the instructors working with the Pasadena Presbyterian Church – aims to balance both the body and mind. While it’s a great form of physical exercise, people are guaranteed to leave a Tai Chi class feeling less stressed overall.

Tai Chi requires a solid ground to be taught on. This is because when the body feels secure, it automatically relaxes. As previously mentioned, everything is about balance. So a forward movement is followed by a backwards one, an upwards followed by a downwards, and so on and so forth.

The best part about Tai Chi is that anyone can do it. (Just take a look at the people attending Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s class to prove that point.) The moves are not physically demanding, instead requiring mental stability in order to perfect them.

By enrolling in a Tai Chi class, your body will learn to relax over time, making each move flow effortlessly. In no time at all, you’ll be a Tai Chi master; someone who can let the stresses of the day wash over their heads.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church teaches the art of Tai Chi every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Blvd, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 793-2191 or visit http://www.ppc.net/welcome.








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