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5 Reasons You – Yes You – Should Try Tai Chi Right Now

US News & World Report - Health Logo By Anna Medaris Miller of US News & World Report - Health | Slide 1 of 7: When Linda Huang moved from China to the U.S. about 18 years ago, she suspected she’d have to do a lot of outreach and education to get non-Asians interested in tai chi, which she had been practicing since her teenage years. She didn’t. “I was impressed how many people have been studying tai chi since the 1970s and 1980s,” says Huang, who directs the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association in Herndon, Virginia. Interest has only grown since, she says, judging from the association’s inquiries from people seeking teaching certifications and class recommendations, as well as health clubs looking for instructors to hire. What’s the big appeal?

Ancient practice, modern appeal

When Linda Huang moved from China to the U.S. about 18 years ago, she suspected she’d have to do a lot of outreach and education to get non-Asians interested in tai chi, which she had been practicing since her teenage years. She didn’t. “I was impressed how many people have been studying tai chi since the 1970s and 1980s,” says Huang, who directs the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association in Herndon, Virginia. Interest has only grown since, she says, judging from the association’s inquiries from people seeking teaching certifications and class recommendations, as well as health clubs looking for instructors to hire. What’s the big appeal?
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