In meditation, the person meditating usually concentrates on a visual, olfactory, acoustic or mental simulus and attemps to fix his consciousness entirely on this object and to exclude all other stimuli and thoughts from his consciousness. Practiced regularly, meditation brings about a change in one’s self-perception and your perception of the world around you.
Tai is a form of meditative movement, which originated in China. The exercise form is characterised by very slow performance of each action. Scientific studies have documented that Tai Chi not only promotes body awareness but also contributes to maintaining bone density.
In the West, the most commonly practiced form of yoga is Hartha Yoga, which mainly focuses of maintaining the body. By learning different body positions or asanas and breathing techniques, those practicing yoga can discover body and soul. Medical studies have documented the healing effects of yoga, and medical insurances also appear to be more open to covering costs of Hartha Yoga treatments and therapies.
This new form of physical activity combines active walking with special sticks that incorporate the entire upper body into the movement. This results in gentle yet highly effective full body training.