Tai Chi (also written as T'ai Chi, Taiji, Tai Chi Chuan, among others) is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi Chuan has gained enormous popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits. Medical research has found evidence that t'ai chi is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits. Learning and practicing Tai Chi is such a benefit to adults in many ways. Their lives are enriched by being healthier with better balance, flexibility, vitality, and social interaction with the other people.