Practitioners: Tai chi can fight stress, correct movement and improve health

Practitioners: Tai chi can fight stress, correct movement and improve health
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By Melanie Wong

Sometimes, centuries-old practices can have modern-day benefits.A room full of tai chi practitioners at the Avon Recreation Center recently discovered this concept, and they’ll be quick to tell you that the ancient Chinese martial art affects their everyday lives. Some say it combats stress, while others say it has banished chronic pain or that the practice helps avoid injury.Tai chi is a type of martial art that is usually practiced in slow, deliberate movements with a focus on the mind-body connection. When practiced quickly, it resembles the more familiar forms of self-defense martial arts, but when practiced slowly, it looks …

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