Tai chi chuan improves Parkinson's symptoms
After six months, tai chi patients were able to lean forward or back more easily, without tripping or falling, compared with those who had done resistance training or stretching. They also guided their movements more precisely and were able to take longer steps than the others.
The most impressive benefit of tai chi for Parkinson's patients was the decrease in the incidence of falls, which are very common in people with the disease and who can cause serious injury, such as fractures and bruises. People in the tai chi group had half the number of falls compared to those who were receiving endurance training and two thirds fewer falls than those who had light stretching exercises.
The researchers state that the drugs that patients with Parkinson's need to take help control some symptoms, such as tremors, but are not so good at helping so-called axial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, which include problems with balance and gait. Tai chi practice can provide balance and combat stress
The tranquility of the slow movement, the contrast between the full and the empty, the harmony between the internal and the external and the symbols of the power of earth, water, fire, metal and wood translate the practice of tai chi chuan. It was created for combat purposes as a martial art, but over the centuries it has gained an emphasis on health development and stress-fighting.
In tai chi chuan, softness and flexibility outweigh hardness and stiffness . Exercise, which also encompasses a philosophy of life, emphasizes harmony as a means of improving the development of mind and physical abilities. It is also emphasized the importance of breathing control, the practice of meditation and the natural movements of the body.
For the teacher of the Welfare Space in São Paulo, Arthur Dalmaso, during the practice is a fight against you against you same. There is no mistake, you have to achieve your balance by strengthening your breathing, correcting posture and stretching muscles and tendons. It looks like a simple and easy exercise, but it actually requires a lot of concentration to perform each movement.
The difference is in the sensitivity of the form. According to the book Tai chi chuan: health and balance, by Fernando De Lazzari, it is important to leave the body relaxed and extended during practice. "The more tense the person is, the less sensitive he or she is. A relaxed person has the most receptive senses and a greater awareness of what goes on inside and outside.The basic principle of tai chi chuan is to learn to relax, with a clean mind, be it in movements, work or any other activity. "
A student of the technique for seven months, Mônica D'Amato says that she uses the fundamentals of tai chi to balance herself. "I use breathing exercises in day-to-day situations that require another posture," he reports. The student says that she was very anxious, wanted to practice an exercise, but after an aerobic activity she felt more active still. It was thinking of the three pillars (breathing, concentration and balance) that she approached the Chinese technique.According to De Lazzari, tai chi chuan is divided into two polarities: outer manifestation (Yang) and inner cultivation (Yin). All movements and postures include these two polarities and, in the execution of the movements, the correct alternation and application of these principles are indispensable: to overcome the movement through the stillness, to overcome the hardness through the softness, to overcome the fast through the slow. > Living in harmony is counterbalancing the Yin and Yang, it is knowing how to provide balance to improve health, perceive the constant movement of transformation and have the ability to adapt to these constant mutations. "When a practitioner of tai chi chuan performs body movements in a balanced way, he does the right breathing and keeps the mind calm and focused. A good practitioner uses the potential of his mind and body not only in tai chi practice, but also in their work and in their day-to-day activities, "reports De Lazzari.
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