Tai Chi is a type of low-impact fitness that can be used to help relieve stress and decrease cortisol in the body. When our bodies get overly stressed, whether that stress is physical or mental, our bodies release cortisol. High levels of cortisol in the body can affect hormone regularity and cause fatigue and even weight gain. Practicing healthy stress buster activities such as Tai Chi can help you relax, breathe, and provide for a greater sense of well-being.
Tai Chi certification does not require any fitness trainer equipment, making these exercises mobile to be performed anywhere. Trainers love not having to find gym rental space to teach Tai Chi. Many followers of Tai Chi will meet in a peaceful park or other quiet place outdoors that allows them to focus on their breathing in a relaxing environment.
Tai Chi is loved by all age groups and fitness levels for its low-impact movements and the ability to increase blood flow to ligaments while keeping your heart rate down. Senior citizens often struggle trying to find a low blood pressure exercise that will increase mobility and stability. Tai Chi is perfect for seniors who are looking for a fitness program. All of the movements can be modified even further to help accommodate the needs of any individual so that all ages and levels can be included.
Tai Chi is different from yoga which also uses breathing techniques to create a calming effect. Tai Chi does not require the flexibility that yoga does. Tai Chi holds the movements longer than yoga, which can be utilized to help tone the body, increase strength, and functional fitness. Tai Chi can be used in conjunction with yoga for increased toning and flexibility or enjoyed separately for the peaceful breathing techniques.
Tai Chi certification is a great way to help your clients use fitness to help relax and focus on their breathing to create a greater sense of calm. It can also help alleviate stress and promote a greater feeling of peace and comfort. Taking care of yourself from the inside out is a great way to destress. Take the next step in your fitness journey and get a certification in Tai Chi!