The health and mental benefits of practicing Tai Chi have been well documented. Tai Chi is a physical and cognitive exercise, and participants begin to develop emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Psychologically, this exercise increases communication between the body and the mind and enables one to deal with others more effective. It reduces stress and creates a calmness ad confidence that is displayed throughout everyday life. Relaxation and a feeling of well being are among the first noticeable differences in a Tai Chi student (Vanderbilt University).