[Workout Wednesday] 14-Minute Tai Chi for Beginners

Tai Chi is a wonderful form of gentle exercise for diabetics, those of low fitness levels, or anyone who needs to relieve stress. Here are 10 beginner moves to try.

As we discussed yesterday, there are several types of exercise that are very effective for diabetics. Tai Chi Chuan is one of these. If you have never tried Tai Chi before, you are in for a treat! The smooth, flowing movements of the exercises have been shown to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and calm and center the mind and body.

The short video below demonstrates 10 beginning Tai Chi exercises for beginners. You can practice these exercises anywhere, and no equipment is required.

Here are the 10 exercises demonstrated in the video below:

Posture #1: Rising and Sinking
Posture #2: Buddha Asks Heaven for Forgiveness
Posture #3: Dong Hai Chuan Serves the Tea
Posture #4: Crane Spreads it’s Wings
Posture #5: Withdraw and Push
Posture #6: Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg
Posture #7: Part the Wild Horse’s Mane
Posture #8: Repulse the Monkey
Posture #9: Reel the Silk and Single Whip
Posture #10: Standing Holding Ball


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