The moderate traditional oriental exercises strengthen the core body muscles. Optimally, when the arms, legs, and neck move these core muscles keep the body stable. This, in turn, allows the extremities to function more efficiently. They, also, provide strength for proper posture, internal organ placement and protection. Core body strength helps stave off balance problems associated with the aging process. The exercises stretch the muscles and nerves, giving suppleness and flexibility to ward off injury. They massage the internal organs, helping in digestion, elimination, and proper functioning of all the bodily systems. They stretch the blood vessels allowing better circulation for oxygenation, removal of waste products, feeding and repair of the body’s cells. They strengthen the endocrine system promoting better flow. They cause strengthening of the bones through re-calcification and increased bone density. And all of these, cause the brain to function with greater strength and clarity. One-hour long classes.