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Tai Chi For Teenagers

 

For most, the teenage years are a time of wanting to be noticed and accepted. That can cause anxiety, confusion, depression and low self-esteem. Mood swings are very common with all the hormonal changes going on during the teen years.

 For Teenagers, regular practice is designed to help us realise that we are in charge of how we choose to react to what is going on around us. The truths found in the symbolism of the movements help us see that the way we choose to see the world is how it will unfold for us. The practice of Tai Chi gives us confidence and feelings of self-worth.

 

According to one study, Tai Chi for Teenagers,players reported less tension, depression, anger, fatigue, confusion and anxiety; they felt more vigorous and, in general, had less total mood disturbance. Perfect for teenagers!

The movements of Tai Chi help the left and right brain hemispheres connect as they need to for clearer thinking. Regular Tai Chi practice improves mental concentration and focus. It brings the brain into a very calm, clear state known by scientists as the alpha state.

As far as the physical benefits, Tai Chi for Teenagers,helps to combine the skeletal and muscular systems. As the participants move through the slow-motion movements, their minds become calm, their breathing deepens and slows and their muscular tissues loosen up. All this comes about while the muscles are toning, which makes it an extremely proficient workout.

Tai Chi is also fantastic for balance, overall flexibility and coordination. Furthermore, Tai Chi can improve the immune system, improve your body's natural healing powers, increase breathing capacity, reduce asthma and allergy reactions, reduce stress, increase energy level and lubricate the joints.

 Tai Chi is a superb complement to any sports program.

 It has been used in drug-abuse prevention programs, and it helps decrease aggressive behavior. Furthermore, since low self-worth is at the core of most eating disorders, Tai Chi's ability to raise confidence levels and harmonise mind with body can help with anorexia and bulimia.