What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is one of the most graceful forms of exercise. Each movement is performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Combining certain postures, mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. This practice is designed to improve balance, coordination, and stability. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
At Dejia Harmony, our Tai Chi instructors can expertly guide you through introductory and advanced motions to accommodate for varying skill levels. This practice goes beyond the physical, requiring just as much mental focus.
What are the Benefits of Tai Chi?
When learned correctly and performed regularly, can be incorporated into a holistic health program that can give you the following benefits:
- Alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression
- Regulate your mood
- Improved lung capacity
- Boost energy and stamina
- Improved flexibility, balance, and agility
- Develop muscle strength and definition
Although the extent of these benefits is difficult to quantify, Tai Chi is said to cause improvements in the following aspects of life:
- Greater quality of sleep
- Supporting the immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Relieve joint pain
- Reduce the risk of falls for the elderly
Learn More About our Tai Chi Programs!
If you have any questions about Tai Chi or would like to know more about its inclusion in our wellness programs, call our offices or reach out to us online for more information! Your path to wellness begins at Dejia Harmony!
Paul Ramos has practiced Kung Fu and Holistic Health for over 40 years, including more than 30 years teaching as Director and Chief Instructor of Wu Shen Tao Health & Martial Arts. During that time, Master Ramos has trained thousands of students in the health and martial arts, including several dozen US National Champions. He is known across the US for producing high-caliber students and is frequently invited to serve as a judge at tournaments held around the world.
While pursuing his passion for the internal martial arts of Tai Chi, Bagua, and Xing Yi, Paul studied extensively in Shanghai, China. In 1993, Paul became a 19th generation disciple of the Wu Dang Long Men (Dragon’s Gate) sect, also known as the Taoist Adepts. In 2010, after years of devoted study, he was honored to become the first American recognized by Wu Dang Long Men as a Master.
Master Ramos’ accomplishments include a black belt in Sun Mi Do Karate, a national ranking in Olympic Style Saber Fencing, and 3 national titles in Tai Chi Push Hands. He also has extensive medical training in both Western and Eastern traditions. Paul is a US Army-trained combat medic and intensive care nurse who managed the General Surgery Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also has years of training in the Chinese Tui Na system, acupressure, body manipulation, massage, herbology, and Taoist Meditation and health practices.
Paul continues to train with his teachers, Grandmasters Liu Xiao Ling and Gao Tie Niao, who have helped him integrate the different internal systems and continually deepen his understanding. His training in Medicine and Martial Arts is unceasing and he would have it no other way.