Just as we thought - those of us who practice Tai Chi regularly - we know we feel better! Well here is a study that set out to measure how female breast cancer survivors felt after participating in this pilot and as a bonus there were measurable physical benefits too.
The authors believe that the rythmic and repeated movements of Tai Chi are well suited to those with variable fitness levels and recovering from cancer treatment.
After the 10-week session, participants evidenced fewer neuropsychological complaints and enhanced neuropsychological functioning. They also demonstrated improved balance and reported better psychological functioning
As a teacher of Tai Chi this sort of research excites me - the potential of Tai Chi to re-establish or create new neurological pathways was well known to the ancient masters and the sifu's who dedicated their whole lives to training, experiencing and then teaching this unique form of exercise - they were very smart and had a deep understanding of how the body and mind integrate.
Tai Chi classes recommence on the 13th of April - usual places and usual times apply.