Tai Chi has been practiced for 700 years, though some suggest it may even have been practiced up to 1,500 years ago. Charlie Huang, who teaches Tai Chi in Canowindra on Tuesday afternoons, says the practice benefits every aspect life.
“Tai Chi has many different forms,” said Charlie. “Generally speaking, Tai Chi is an exercise for internal energy called Chi. To understand Chi we need to look at energy. Life involves three things — the body, mind and spirit. In traditional Chinese medicine we call these elements Jing for physical body, Chi or Qi means energy and Shen means spirit or mind. Tai Chi fixes the Chi.”
Charlie went on to say that the most noticeable change is seen in the physical body, asserting that some of his students from the November and December classes in Canowindra have seen great improvement in pain, particularly in their shoulders and backs.
In 2009, Harvard Medical School backed up this claim saying, “there is growing evidence that Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems.”
Tai Chi classes are held at 5pm on Tues-day afternoons at the CWA hall. Everyone is welcome.