With a regular tai chi work out, gain stretch and strength to avoid injuries and relieve back pain, build body awareness as well as improved body mechanics so daily routines remain enjoyable, relaxing and injury free. Tai chi is undoubtedly one of the best exercises for prevention and relief of back pain.
Back pain has become an epidemic in Western society. Four out of five Canadian adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Myalgia—muscle pain—in the back is sometimes caused by injury. More frequently it is a consequence of the modern, post-war urban lifestyle. The human body wasn’t meant to sit stationary for lengthy durations. Yet, the modern Western lifestyle requires us to remain seated in classrooms and offices for extended periods.