A workout, minus the strain
Tai chi is a mind-body practice that combines elements of a workout, meditation, and dance, and consists of slow, balanced, low-impact movements performed in sequences known as sets or forms. Its gentle, fluid movements make it ideal for people who want the benefits of exercise without the strain on joints or the jarring impacts. Tai chi’s convenience is appealing, too: You can practice it nearly anywhere—either alone or in a group—and no equipment is needed. Here are 10 benefits of this practice.