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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Is tai chi an effective stress reliever?

Is tai chi an effective stress reliever?

Yes: Yes, if you enjoy tai chi it can be an effective stress reliever. It combines gentle movement with a meditative approach, training mind and body in a healthy way. You need to have a good teacher though, who embodies the principles. There are videos, but probably this isn't as good as having someone you can ask questions of while you're practicing. ...Read more

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How to heal acidity problem with tai chi?

How to heal acidity problem with tai chi?

Should be treated...: Gerd is common but is not amenable to Tai Chi. However, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening distress. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get erections doing tai chi in class?

Is it normal to get erections doing tai chi in class?

Yes: Whenever a man is doing something that's physical, fulfilling and makes him feel really good about himself, he's likely to get all excited. It's different for different guys -- anything from riding the subway to singing the national anthem can get things going. All guys know about this stuff. Accept who you are ; be glad that wholesome things turn you on. And wear a good supporter for concealment. ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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How to stop anxiety from tai chi exercising outside in public?

How to stop anxiety from tai chi exercising outside in public?

Tai Chi anxiety: Close your eyes & meditate. Visualize pleasant scenarios. Focus on tensed up muscles while doing the exercises. ...Read more

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I heard there are some tai chi positions that help seniors with balance. What are the best ones?

I heard there are some tai chi positions that help seniors with balance. What are the best ones?

Practice: There are various tai chi and yoga positions that work on balance- any position or attempt to hold a position for a length of time will help that involves balance.- one leg standing is a good one. ...Read more

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Who knows about benefits of tai chi?

Who knows about benefits of tai chi?

Many: Tai chi can help reduce stress, help improve agility, balance and flexibility. Its great for people with any degenerative muscle and nerve condition b/c can help them prevent falls, its good for energy and depression. ...Read more