Anyone who has visited China, or south east Asia can attest to the continued popularity of Tai Chi. Why do you think that this form of moving mediation persists in popularity with so many people worldwide.
Observing my students as they progress from uncertain, shaky, tentative body movements to upright, 'present' students / practitioners their poise and equilibrium is certainly apparent to me.
The Mayo Clinic a prestigious US medical clinic has published this article in support of the benefits of Tai Chi.
US medical research group the Mayo Clinic says the health benefits enjoyed by an estimated 2.5 million American tai chi practitioners include: decreased stress and anxiety; increased aerobic capacity; increased energy and stamina; increased flexibility, balance and agility; and increased muscle strength and definition.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/tai-chi-the-power-of-the-slow-20121029-28f7b.html#ixzz2qdLvn4Hh