Tai Chi can improve Depression and its Symptoms
The psychological benefits of physical exercise have been very well documented, but very few studies have checked and researched the possible mental health benefits of Tai Chi. There has been a recent study which analyzed the effects of Tai Chi on emotional well-being.
The popularity of Tai Chi has spread worldwide over the past two decades. It is a slow motion moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense.
According to the research conducted, Tai Chi may be associated with improvements in psychological well-being including reduced stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance, and increased self-esteem” among individuals with chronic physical illnesses as well as healthy individuals. There are certain populations which experienced the specific benefits of Tai Chi.
In the study conducted, there were several groups of individuals which included healthy individuals, elderly individuals with cardiovascular disease risk factors, adolescents with ADHD, obese women, and healthy adults, reported mood improvements associated with the practice of Tai Chi. All the healthy elderly participants reported improved self-esteem. The team does not recommended that Tai chi has more benefits compared to other forms of exercise and mindfulness training.
Benefits of Tai Chi
- Practicing the precise movements also reduced stress and anxiety, researchers found.
- Millions of people practice Tai Chi every morning, and lot of people gets physical and mental health benefits.
- It is designed to promote relaxation and improve balance, strength and suppleness.
What is Tai Chi?
- Tai Chi refers to a set of 20 movements, learned over 8 weeks, that are a form of mindful exercise.
- The beneficial effects of Tai Chi Chih include lowering blood pressure and weight.
- “Chi” refers to the intrinsic universal energy present in all individuals.
- It is derived from Chinese martial art used both for exercise and for health benefits.