“I think of Tai Chi as the mother of all modern arts,” Kathryn Mowery, instructor for Tai Chi classes, said. These classes are one of the newest additions to the services provided at the Carr Health Building. Mowery said Tai Chi is a gentle form of martial arts with several health benefits. “Students often say it helps with stress relief,” she said. Tai Chi also helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety and stress, according to a report by Vanderbilt Medical Center. Students such as Nicole States, sophomore from Carrollton, Kentucky, participate in the class on a weekly basis.