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Asthma and Taoist Tai Chi® arts

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, you may find the struggle to breathe and the anxiety from feeling breathless directly affect your quality of life. You may be managing fear of exposure to asthma triggers, feelings of frustration, depression, loss of control, and limits on how you live. Certainly, asthma can affect your enjoyment of life.

Fortunately, Tai Chi helps many people with asthma improve breathing and reduce medications. The physical movements of Taoist Tai Chi® practice help the chest expand and the body relax which together improve lung health and capacity. Chanting also helps relax and expand the lungs while also improving strength and clarity of mind. Taoist Tai Chi® arts bring a sense of quiet calmness and a feeling of power and self-reliance from managing one’s own health.

People practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts also find they have better flexibility, balance and strength, reduced stress, and a feeling of lightness and well-being.

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Asthma improves with Taoist Tai Chi® arts

A long-time practitioner discusses how Taoist Tai Chi® practice has lessened the severity of her asthma, reduced the number of medications she relies on, and improved her overall quality of life.

What are participants with asthma saying about Taoist Tai Chi® practice?

My breathing is so much better with Taoist Tai Chi® practice.  It reduced my use of inhalers.

– Kay, New Zealand

I have a chronic lung condition. I am convinced Taoist Tai Chi® arts have helped in the maintenance of this and allow me to live a full life.

– Janice, Canada

When I first came to Taoist Tai Chi® arts, my asthma challenge was increasing and out of control. I was overly sensitive to all triggers – exercise, environmental, chemical & fragrance allergies – and using both maintenance and emergency inhalers often. This was tiring and extremely hard on my system, and it took time to recuperate from each attack.

Attending sessions each week gradually brought about changes in my breathing as it became naturally deeper and more relaxed. I became less susceptible to triggers as my general health improved and was able to dramatically reduce the use of inhalers. There have been very few attacks for several years compared to many each week and they are not as severe which is so much easier on the body and mind. Now I am more relaxed about not being able to completely control my environment.

– Wendy, Canada

Cultivate health and well-being with Taoist Tai Chi® arts

The whole body approach of Taoist Tai Chi® arts has a profound effect on all aspects of our health and well being. Mind, body and spirit are deeply nourished and transformed.

Taoist Tai Chi® practice involves a full range of motion with deep stretching and continuous turning of the spine. It exercises the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs, increasing strength, flexibility and resilience, whatever our condition. It is a form of moving meditation that has a penetrating and relaxing effect on the nervous system and the brain, reducing anxiety, lightening the spirit, calming and clearing the mind.

Experience Taoist Tai Chi® practice at a location near you.

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