On Orbit Tai Chi – People ’s Liberation Army Space Corps

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“In the experiment of sleep deprivation in narrow and sealed environment, our team studied the effect of Tai Chi training on mood and EEG spectrum power. The study showed that Tai Chi training could improve mood and reduce the low-frequency activity of the EEG signals, indicating that this training has obvious antagonism on sleep deprivation. We speculate that Tai Chi training also helps to hasten sleep and keep deep sleep. In Shenzhou-10 and -11 missions of China, some astronauts practiced Tai chi and initially proved its feasibility in microgravity.” PubMed