History of Tai Chi
Tai chi is widely practices today throughout the world, but the history of tai chi actually spans many centuries. To understand where tai chi began, we must travel back to ancient China where it was first developed by the Chen family. The exact origins of the oldest form of tai chi is unknown, however, many other styles have developed from what is believed to be the original form as part of the Imperial Guard.
As Eastern culture began to spread westward, so did the history of tai chi. People throughout Europe and later North America became enamored with this graceful martial art. As tai chi became more widely practiced throughout other parts of the world, the benefits of the art became more apparent, Not only is it an effective martial art, but it also acts as a powerful therapeutic device as well!
Tai chi has quickly become one of the most popular alternative therapies for people suffering from bone and joint issues like arthritis, anxiety and depression, and as a low-impact exercise. The slow, disciplined movements and deep breathing are thought to help calm the mind and improve stamina, flexibility, and strength. Since it is becoming increasingly popular, the history of tai chi is far from over!