Sunset Tai Chi—Simplified Tai Chi for Relaxation and Longevity
While the bestselling Sunrise Tai Chi offered a program to get energized in the morning, Sunset Tai Chi teaches you how to relax and calm down at the end of the day.
Sunset Tai Chi is a comprehensive introduction to using Tai Chi for stress relief. This mind/body program is designed for beginners and teaches how to calm down and recuperate from the stress of the day, thus preventing and healing numerous stress-related illnesses.
A full mind/body workout is presented, which can be practiced sitting or standing. This workout includes restorative poses from yoga, purifying movements and meditations from qigong, tai chi stances and drills, as well as a short Sunset Tai Chi form.
- Relax and rejuvenate yourself after a long day.
- Incorporate mind/body exercise into your daily activities.
- Increase your lung capacity and increase your oxygen intake.
- Prevent injuries.
- Boost your natural healing of chronic conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and cancer.
Report from the New England Journal of Medicine
Using elements found in the Sunset Tai Chi program, a controlled study at Tufts School of Medicine showed the benefits of tai chi for fibromyalgia. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine on August 19, 2010 regarding this single-blind, randomized trial of classic Yang-style Tai Chi as compared with a control intervention consisting of wellness education and stretching for the treatment of fibromyalgia. The conclusion is that Tai Chi may be a useful treatment for fibromyalgia and merits long-term study in larger study populations.
Dr. Chenchen Wang, a Tufts rheumatologist who led the study, said she attributed the results to the fact that "fibromyalgia is a very complex problem" and "tai chi has multiple components — physical, psychological, social and spiritual."