How Tai Chi benefits the brain

Although Tai Chi lacks the improvisation and spontaneity of DMP, there is strong correlation to aspects of sensorimotor psychotherapy and the transpersonal dimension.  Neuroscience  shows that Tai Chi can activate the parietal cortex of the brain in a beneficial way,  leading to a sense of where the body is, and keeping areas that are key to memories engaged, too. The neural systems being activated in Tai Chi, with its graceful slow motion, mindful concentration, upright posture, mental imagery and visualisation relate to areas such as body control, self-image, memory and empathy toward others.