Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Health issues? Chronic Ailments?

Need to exercise, but feel you can’t?
Tai Chi is for you

Joan Wang, accomplished 4th degree Black Belt Tai Chi Instructor, with more than 25 years of experience in Tai Chi, will be leading the classes, involving rhythmic movements and meditational healing exercises promoting overall health and improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength.

  • Tai Chi is for all ages, men, women & children
  • Tai Chi is a gentle way to fight stress
  • Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Tai Chi increases flexibility and balance

Only $15 per class ($10 seniors 65+) - Multiple class discounts available. This is promotional pricing - take advantage while you can.

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Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and balance.

Detailed info below from an article from Mayo Clinic:

If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. What is tai chi? Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai chi has many different styles. Each style may subtly emphasize various tai chi principles and methods. There are variations within each style. Some styles may focus on health maintenance, while others focus on the martial arts aspect of tai chi. Tai chi is different from yoga, another type of meditative movement. Yoga includes various physical postures and breathing techniques, along with meditation.

Who can do tai chi? Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because tai chi is a low impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you're an older adult who otherwise may not exercise. You may also find tai chi appealing because it's inexpensive and requires no special equipment. You can do tai chi anywhere, including indoors or outside. And you can do tai chi alone or in a group class. Although tai chi is generally safe, women who are pregnant or people with joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis or a hernia should consult their health care provider before trying tai chi. Modification or avoidance of certain postures may be recommended.

Why try tai chi? When learned correctly and performed regularly, tai chi can be a positive part of an overall approach to improving your health. The benefits of tai chi may include:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improved mood
  • Improved aerobic capacity
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Improved flexibility, balance and agility
  • Improved muscle strength and definition

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More research is needed to determine the health benefits of tai chi but some evidence indicates that tai chi also may help:

  • Enhance quality of sleep
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Help lower blood pressure
  • Improve joint pain
  • Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure
  • Improve overall well-being
  • Reduce risk of falls in older adults

US Department of Health and Human Services even has a youtube video on Tai chi https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=rLxlO0zFaNc