At 56, when I had been practicing the Taoist Tai Chi arts® for 6 months, I had a baseline bone density test. I’m now 66 and my doctor ordered a new test. As we age, we can expect to see a decrease in bone density. I was very pleased with my results: my bone density increased 8.1% in the lumbar spine and 5.3% in the left femoral neck. I now have empirical evidence that my practice has made me stronger and is transformative in so many ways.