Seated Tai Chi was developed for individuals who are chair bound or have limited mobility there by emphasising upper body movements without placing any pressure on the lower body. This type of Tai Chi requires less stamina and is not concerned with balance there by contributing to a more relaxed session. There is less stress on the spine allowing easier rotation to promote upper body strength. Learning the moves is easy and, since they only require a small amount of space, can be practiced in many convenient settings. They can also be used in the standing position for those who have been able to progress from a sitting position. Seated Movements strengthen the core muscles by rotating the waist via the spine. The slow meditative moves encourage concentrated awareness and focuses learning for new patterns of body/mind co-ordination whilst eliminating stress and tension through mindful breathing.