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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

LFW 1016 - Tai Chi

Hours: 1
An Oriental self-discipline often referred to as “Chinese Yoga” and “Taoist Yoga.” Practicing the Chinese art of energy balance, bringing the body-mind into a healing state of clarity, and equilibrium utilizing several styles of the practice including Tai Chi Chuan, a Chinese body-mind discipline designed for healing, awareness and use as a martial art (Tai = Supreme/Ultimate, Chi = Energy, Kung = work/exercise Chuan = Fist). The many benefits of Tai Chi include: improvement of mental concentration, self-confidence, self-awareness, natural breathing and movement, blood circulation, organ function, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance, and the development of focus, clarity and calmness. The healing benefits of Tai Chi, as a moving form of Qigong (Chi Kung = Ultimate Taoist energy exercise) have been recognized in China for many generations and are now receiving acceptance in the western medical community.