U.S. News & World Report: For
Better Balance, Tai Chi Beats Yoga
On April 8, 2008, U.S.
News & World Report published an article called “For Better Balance,
Pilates and Tai Chi Beat Yoga”.
Started with introducing
a preliminary study in how Yoga helps fending off falls, the article quickly
states: “Some experts, though, say for better balance and stability while
walking, Tai chi and Pilates are superior”.
The article cited the
co-director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, which is based at
University of Southern California, to explain the point: “while Yoga emphasizes
static poses, which can be helpful for balance when standing still, Tai Chi and
Pilates are more effective at improving motor control and coordination for
walking—when most falls occur.”
To read this article,
please click or copy/paste the following link: http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/living-well-usn/2008/04/08/for-better-balance-pilates-and-tai-chi-beat-yoga.html