A T’ai Chi Chih teacher in Albuquerque, NM teaches this moving meditation to high school students. In a TEDx talk, she and students explain the benefits students experience that help make their academic lives more successful and less stressful. View the talk here.
Several academic studies over many years have found that practicing TCC helps lessen stress, relieve depression, improve the body’s immunity to illness, increase physical and emotional balance, relieve pain, lower blood pressure, support recovery from heart attacks, and much more.
Help yourself to this growing body of scientific confirmation of what TCC practitioners already experience and know. Here’s a partial list of research study results and media reports. The full list can be viewed here.
11/1/13 “T’ai Chih Chih Offers a Range of Benefits Over Time” The Daily Journal (Northeast Mississippi)
TCC teachers Ron Richardson, Stephen Thompson, Margaret Baker and their students discuss the many health improvements they’ve experienced as a result of maintaining this easy-to-learn practice.
10/24/13 “T’ai Chih (Chih) for Arthritis Relief” Healthline.com
Academic research increasingly shows that slow, gentle movements like those in T’ai Chi Chih® help relieve pain, stiffness and other symptoms of arthritis. TCC, this author notes, is increasingly popular because it provides similar benefits.
7/30/10 “Time for T’ai Chi (Chih) From Your Chair” Daily Dose blog, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Research shows that the seated version of TCC provides benefits to people with spinal cord injuries who cannot do the standing version.