Tai Chi benefits for women in climacteric menopause

What are the benefits of Tai Chi for climacteric menopausal women? Are you a climacteric menopausal woman? Did you know that Tai Chi has a good effect on the overall wellness in your Climacteric state? In this post I will address how Tai Chi can help you feel better in climacteric or menopause and take a closer look at the Tai Chi benefits for women in climacteric menopause and if there are any science evidence to back it up.

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What is Tai Chi?

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Tai Chi is an internal ancient Martial art form. It is characterized by using deep breathing, soft and graceful movements.

The Art of Tai chi

The Beauty of Tai chi

It is based on a Taoist philosophy, but you do not have to be a Taoist to exercise Tai Chi.

Different types of Tai Chi

Tai chi generated originally from different families that gave name to the 5 Major Styles of Tai Chi.

1. Chen is the oldest style from the 1500 century from Chen Wang ting.

2. The Yang style is from the 1700 century from Yang Luchan.

3. Wu style is from the 1800 century from Wu Qanyou and his son Wu Jianquan.

4. Wu Hao style also from the 1800 century from Wu Yuxiang.

4. Sun style from the 1800 century from Sun Lutang.

Over the years these styles have developed into many hybrid forms of Tai Chi and have been introduced to the whole world through films, and media and sports arrangements.

The style I practice learning is called Wudang Tai Chi. I have collected some videos below that will show you some forms of Tai Chi of different styles.
Wushu is a term including all of these types of Tai Chi.

Wudang Tai Chi 8 Form

Wudang 108 forms

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Chen Style

Qincheng Tai Chi

Shaolin Tai Chi

Tai Chi Sword 32 form 

Sun Tai chi 6 form

How can Tai Chi help you feel better.

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Most women I talked to does not want to use medicines if there are alternative ways to cope with climacteric symptoms.

You are probably looking for natural remedies that can help you manage your climacteric menopause better.

I have recieved many questions from readers about natural remedies and exercises that can help them feel better in climacteric. I am not a doctor or any health adviser, but I am on a journey myself to find out different ways to ease climacteric symptoms in the most natural way possible.

While working with energy strategy earlier I discovered Leiah Cohen online. She offered Tai Chi and Qi Gong movements to regain energy. While attending to her free online courses, I also discovered how well I felt in my body after doing Tai chi. I have continued to practice Tai Chi every day using Leiah Cohen s videos that I will include in this article. I started doing it because it feels so good.

I am convinced Tai Chi can help anyone feel better and managing their climacteric better. I have tried to do some research on Tai Chi and climacteric/menopause to find out if there are any science that can back this up.

According to my research on Tai Chi and climacteric it seems that Tai Chi also can help people ease pain and anxieties. Much of the reason for this is that Tai Chi use Deep breathing and soft movements.

Tai Chi and menopause science

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So what does Science Say? Are there any studies on Tai Chi and Climacteric menopause? I have heard from others that Tai chi is healthy, but I wanted to do my own research to find some scientific facts. I have collected a few interesting articles on the matter that I want to share with you. There are many other science backed articles, studies from all over the world out there and still many studies going on.

US National Library of Medicine

According to a study here that you can read by clicking on the link above it says that Tai Chi is beneficial for building muscle strength, flexibility and functional balance. They state that Tai Chi would be a good Physical activity for post menopausal/climacteric women and Women in a menopausal climacteric state. They also say it will help increase antioxidant protection. These findings are interesting and that further research on larger groups of women are needed to confirm these findings.

Brigham and womens Hospital
Lectures from Helene Langevin, MD, Peter Wayne, PhD, and Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH about Tai chi for health. Click on the link above to watch the video.

US National Library of Medicine

According to another study you can read by clicking on the link above it says that it can improve immune functions, have benefits on blood pressure, reduce levels of inflammatory markers, increased relaxation and attentiveness, reduce headaches, reducing anxiety, improve sleep and have benefits on mental and chronic disorders.

Harvard Health

Harvard Health also stress that Tai Chi can be a good exercise for women in a climacteric menopausal state. They called it Medication in Motion.

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University of California

Watch the video

 

MedicalNewsToday

This article looks at benefits of Tai chi and points to several studies on health benefits with Tai Chi like

Ease of pain, Cognitive benefits, stress relief, Muscle strength, Flexibility and for reducing fall tendencies.

Science direct

Many climacteric women get osteoporosis. In this study they look at If Tai Chi have any effect on the bone Mineral Density (BMD). They could not find any effects here.

 

The surprising benefits of Tai Chi no one talks about

So After reading a lot of articles and doing a lot of research online I feel quite confident that the feeling of wellness I feel I get from practicing Tai Chi is well-founded in Science as well. I think there must be a reason Why these old traditions have survived for such a long time. I think it is because people actually feel it help them. I think this can be a good exercise form for climacteric women. However, it is important to note that much more research is needed in this field.

Deep Breathing

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Deep breathing is said to have many benefits. It is used in Qi gong, Yoga and meditation as well. Some benefits are stress relief and feeling of calm.

Watch this Video

How to Learn Tai Chi?

There are multiple ways you can learn Tai chi. You can join a local Tai chi group if it exists.

If there is no Tai chi offer at your place then there are plenty of offers online you can follow.

You can buy a DVD or learn from books as well.

I would say the best way is to learn it from a certified instructor. This way you can get feedback and help to do the forms right.

Learn Tai chi online

My #1 Recommendation

I started with this online 5 minute a day exercises and I recommend you to do the same  do not get any commissions, gifts or anything to recommend this to you. I am simply sharing some exercises that I use myself and helps me feel better.

Here I share the three first videos In Leiah Cohen s Tai Chi 5 Minutes A day series.

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 01 – easy for beginners

Module 1

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 02 – easy for beginners

Module 2

Tai Chi 5 Minutes a Day Module 03 – easy for beginners

Module 3

# 2 Dr Paul Lam – Tai Chi for beginners

Watch the video

#3 Aihan kuhn – Tai Chi for Menopause

Watch the video

Tai Chi DVD courses

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Tai Chi for Women Beginner Exercises with Master Helen Liang

Is Tai Chi Difficult to Learn?

It takes time to learn it perfectly. But from the start you just do it because it feels good. The soft movements are harder to do than it looks like. So you need to practice a lot to become a master. When you have learned the basic postures you can start perfecting them. The most important thing is that you move your body and do the exercises every day.

Where to do Tai chi?

You can actually do Tai Chi everywhere. At work, On the beach, in the forest, on a mountain top, Waiting for the bus, In your garden, at home just to mention some places. And you can do it with together with others too.

Women and Tai Chi

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Often we see men who practice Tai chi, on videos but In China all genders and all ages do it. Many women practice Tai Chi.

Here are some women you can take a look at:

1. Leiah Cohen

2. Jade XU

3. Queen of Tai Chi

Music you can use doing Tai chi

When I do my Tai Chi exercises I think it is great to put on music. I found some great music at Well being Academy that is great for doing Tai chi.

Books About Tai chi

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Harvard medical school guide to tai chi

Dr, Paul Lam

Tai Chi clothing

Tai chi clothing should be loose and feel comfortable to move around in. You can use whatever you have. You can also buy a Tai chi suit if you think it is more convenient or you want to be true to the original clothing for Tai chi. That is up to you.

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Tai Chi shoes

Attending a Tai Chi course I remember my master told me that it is important to feel the ground under your feet through your shoes. To feel grounded. So shoes with thin soles are perfect. You can see some typical types of Tai Chi shoes here:

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 Tai Chi Gadgets
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Tai Chi Face mask

Never underestimate a woman who knows Tai Chi 

Tai chi compression socks

Tai Chi journal

Tai chi Jokes

It is said A good laughter let you live longer. So a joke about tai chi a day can actually be healthy.

I use to find good jokes on instagram. Tai Chi Daily have many good ones.

My Tai chi tips!

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1. Wear some loose and comfortable clothes.

2. Learn one session at a time until you master it until you can do all postures without watching the video.

3. Practice every day. Repetition, Repetition and repetition.

The basic is very important and the foundation for everything.

4. Always consult your doctor before you start with training

Tai Chi Safety tips

Practicing Tai Chi you need to think of doing it safely. There are postures or exercises that is not meant for everyone. That it is why it is always wise to consult a doctor before starting with exercise. Dr. Paul Lam at Tai chi for health Institute address this issue very well in his article stay safe.

Tai Chi and PTSD

Tai chi is used as part of treatment for behavioral treatments as well.

In these articles Veteran soldiers used Tai Chi as part of a treatment of PTSD

Tai Chi can help PTSD

NHS – Tai Chi helps PTSD recover

US department of veteran affairs – Review study points to most effective mind body therapies for PTSD.

Sitting Tai Chi for people with physical obstacles

Tai chi is wonderful even for people who have physical obstacles too. You can do Tai Chi Sitting.This form is called Shibashi.

Shibashi video

Sitting Tai Chi

Dr. Paul Lam – Seated Tai Chi for arthrithis

Seated internal Flow

Live longer with Tai Chi?

We all know that being active is healthy for our bodies. Our bodies are made for movement. But can we actually say that Tai Chi can help us live longer? Can Tai Chi reverse aging? I tried to find out if there are some truth in this statement.

Leiah Cohen wrote an article called Tai Chi Promotes Longevity

Reuters wrote an article about Tai Chi And Longevity called: Tai Chi Tied to longer Life

Mens Health have a video about how Tai Chi can turn back your biological age.

Watch the video

Watch 118 year old Grandmaster Lu Zijjan doing Tai Chi

 

World Tai chi Day – One world – One Breath

You can find out more about World Tai Chi Day at world Tai Chi Day.org

You can also find World Tai chi Day Kits to organize your own group.

Tai Chi together

Algeria host World Tai Chi day event

One world One Breath

Associated Press Archive – Hundreds practice Tai Chi in Brazil

Alternatives to Tai chi

Tai Chi Walking, Qi gong and Yoga are good alternatives to Tai Chi. I will give you a closer look these exercises in upcoming articles. If you sign up to my newsletter below you will receive my latest posts in your mailbox.

 

Final Discussion

There seems to be a lot of benefits to Tai Chi that is already based in science. Still, there are many benefits that have not been conducted complete research on yet. From my own perspective of doing Tai Chi daily I have noticed a greater feeling of wellness, more flexibility, better focus and concentration, flexibility and less pain in my body. I have not noticed any effect on hot flushes. These exercises have survived over 800 years because people have found these exercises beautiful and increasing general well-being at all ages for all genders.

I hope this Article served you well and that these exercises will help you feel better too. I would love to hear from you about this topic.

1) Have you tried Tai Chi? What is your experience with Tai Chi?

2) If you are doing Tai Chi in your climacteric – Do you feel it have any effect on your overall well being?

3) Is this something you would try or recommend to others?

Let me know below!

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10 thoughts on “Tai Chi benefits for women in climacteric menopause”

  1. My friend has been taking Tai Chi classes for several years. After reading your article it sounds like Tai Chi can be good for any age of people. I will check out, which Tai Chi teachers are available in Slovenia and join one of the courses as soon as our Korona virus situation is under control. I am starting with your suggested exercises tomorrow!

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    • Hi Vesna! Yes, you are so right! Tai Chi will benefit you no matter what age you are. Personally I love it. And it is not so easy as it looks.  Great to hear your thoughts!

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  2. Thank you for this article on Tia Chi. It is a well detailed article and really educative one. I learnt so much reading through this article. I actually didn’t know that there were different types or that it was even of advantage to the humans health. I also enjoyed watching the videos in your post. Thanks for this. 

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  3. Thank you for sharing this great option for women experiencing climacteric menopause. Tai chi is a beneficial exercise and wellness practice that has been around for centuries. It should be easy for most women to find a nearby class to get personal instruction, or it’s helpful that you have posted a few good videos too. 

    Also, five minutes a day sounds like a very doable practice so I really appreciate the recommendation / links!

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    • Hi Aly! Tai Chi is an amazing exercise form. 5 minutes a day will do a lot for your overall wellness and is doable for most  people. 

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  4. Menopause affects different women in different ways and it can be upsetting…some for the physical symptoms and some for the end of being able to have children or the feeling of being unattractive or “old”. From your vast study of the subject and YouTube videos, I can see how this would be helpful in building muscle, strengthing the core and relieving stress.  “To center you emotionally, spiritually and physically” as the one video says. I think I’m going to seek out a class on Monday.  Thank you for the suggestion!

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    • Hi Cynthia! Yes I can write under on that it really helps in building muscle, strength and core. It is actually important to build muscles especially after 50 when we start loosing a lot of muscle mass. Tai Chi definitely relieves stress. I have personally used this training in my energy strategies training with good results. Your focus will get better and you generally feel much better in all ways I dare say. I love this training and it has become a part of my daily habit.

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  5. It was really surprising to read that tai chi is beneficial to women in climacteric menopause, I have never heard of this before and coming across this now was really educating and also served as an eye opener as well. Though I am not a female, I found this article helpful because I have so many women around me that Will find this very useful and no knowledge is wasted as well

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    • Hi Collin! I am happy that men also read my articles and find them interesting and educating. It is a huge compliment. I believe it may help men in andropause as well. Please do share with the women you know. I am sure some of them are going to love these exercises! Thank you for your comment!

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