Those who teach tai chi moves are very quick to proclaim the sheer volume of health benefits of practising tai chi to the consumer public. These benefits of tai chi movements include increased health, wellness, peace of mind, etc. All these these perceived health benefits can greatly enhance a person’s ability to increase the quality of life. The good quality of life can only be realised if the tai chi moves truly provides what it claims to do. Therefore, there needs to be a critical examination in regards to the actual positive elements of the system and whether or not the person who studies the art will actually achieve the promised benefits.
What needs to be immediately understood in regards to the benefits of tai chi movements is the fact that these benefits are based on basic cardio vascular conditioning and isometrics. In other words, the positive benefits of tai chi come from both basic physiology and biology.
Many of the mystic notions of tai chi moves originate from the early history of kung fu which is to say that these mystic beliefs can trace their origin many hundreds of years prior to the inception of tai chi and carried over into tai chi when tai chi became incorporated into the collective whole of martial arts. In other words, all these beliefs occur before the time where science prevail.
Of course, to truly gain the benefits of tai chi it is critical to understand the science behind the benefits of this exercise. To believe in weird mysticism will undermine success and should always be avoided. However, many do not avoid it. Rather, they embrace the notion. Do not fall into this trap. Always stick with logic and disappointment will be avoided.
You need to be consistent in the practise to be able to fully benefit from the this form of martial arts exercise