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how does tai chi compare with yoga? it's my understanding that tai chi is mostly poses that stretch and as you hold these poses, you breath purposefully to achieve relaxation. am i on the right track?

Fri. Sep 21, 8:03am

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong work by unlocking the flow of energy in your body. It has numerous health benefits. Yoga (depending on the type you are doing) increases flexibility, particularly Hatha yoga which is very common in the US. It also has additional health benefits such as lowered blood pressure and the benefits that come from that. Some types of yoga can be used weight bearing exercise and to increase your cardiovascular endurance.

There is another thread going on now that talks about the various types of yoga, you may want to look at that. I've attached a link about Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

Good luck!

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Friday, September 21, 2007, 8:43 AM

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wowza! thanks so much!!

Friday, September 21, 2007, 8:47 AM

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are there tai chi studios, like for yoga? where does a person learn to do tai chi? can anyone recommend any good dvd's to begin?

Friday, September 21, 2007, 11:27 AM

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