This article is based on an expert interview with Frank Blaney, conducted by wikiHow Staff Editors. Frank Blaney is a Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. Passionate about making Qigong more accessible to people, Frank is the author of "Qigong: The Quick & Easy Start-Up Guide." He also holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu and trains executives and staff of corporations, NGOs, and communities in self-care, personal performance and conflict resolution. He holds an MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University Dominguez Hills.
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Practicing tai chi comes with all kinds of physical and mental benefits, like improved flexibility and decreased stress. Making tai chi part of your daily routine can help you get the most out of it, and in this video, Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Frank Blaney offers some tips on how you can incorporate your practice into your busy schedule.
- Try doing tai chi in the morning before work or school so you start the day with a relaxed, centered mindset.
- Aim to do about 7-10 minutes of tai chi a day at first. You’ll be more motivated to stick with it if you start with short, manageable sessions.