Regular Tai chi practice has been shown to improve the ability to stay focused on particular tasks and studies have shown that it can increase mental alertness and clarity. This translates to operating efficiently and higher productivity. Various Tai chi movements incorporate ‘whole brain thinking’ using both left and right hemispheres as well as the pre-frontal cortex. This region of the brain is responsible for higher cognitive functions such as problem solving, mental imagery, decision-making and motivation.
Boost memory, In a recent randomized controlled trial from the University of south Florida and Shanghai revealed that participants practicing Tai chi three times per week showed a significant size in brain volume and marked improvement in cognitive ability and memory.