It is easy to observe Tai Chi’s positive benefits on mental health and wellbeing in our participants. However, we also like to know that research backs up what we see for ourselves
A study into the psychological and physical effects of the Covid-19 virus was published recently. It concluded that the unique breathing and movement rhythms of Tai Chi Chuan positively affects the mental and physical health of older adults. This is particularly beneficial in the wake of the recent pandemic.
The outbreak of COVID-19 and home isolation narrowed of the scope of activities for older adults. This meant a lack of exercise. Consquently, older adults were more likely to experience depression and low immunity.
Scientific research shows that practices such as Tai Chi Chuan, Baduanjin, Yijin Jing, and traditional Qigong can promote better health. Tai Chi Chuan, which is gentle and easy to practice, can promote all systems of the human body. Studies have shown that it can help to relieve anxiety and depression. In addition it can reduce the effects of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Consequently it helps to improve quality of life and boost immunity. In conclusion, research shows that Tai Chi is likely to have a potential role in recovery, treatment and prevention of illness. In addition, it has positive benefits for mental health and wellbeing.
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