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Arthritis Sun Tai Chi
Please join us for tai chi instructor
workshops in the Tai Chi for Health Series and for skill building workshops
that improve your tai chi skills and understanding of essential principles.
In Gladstone and Escanaba Senior Centers
Did you know that
osteoporosis can be helped by doing tai chi?
Did you know that after 12 weeks of tai chi your balance
and fall prevention can be improved?
Including tai chi in your regular exercise
program will improve your endurance, flexibility and utilize different
muscles. It's the perfect cross trainer! Find
out about tai chi
Students may begin classes
at any time.
originates from ancient China. Over 300 million people throughout the
world practice it as an effective exercise for health and wellness of mind
is set of gentle, fluid and circular movements that are relaxed and
slow in tempo. The breathing is deep and slow, aiding concentration and
the movements are slow, the body is working to open and loosen the
joints and muscles. Proper alignment begins in the feet, knees and hips and
this creates a solid center of gravity and balance. With each step and
gradual shifting the weight from foot to foot, relaxation or ‘sinking” into
the ground is learned. As muscles let go and the shoulders soften, the upper
torso moves in harmony with the lower body. A tremendous amount of
inner energy and strength is developed during this process that is used for
health and wellness.
of this energy
and the ability to stay calm in stressful situations is highlighted. Tai chi
teaches to listen to our bodies and trust our inner voice, be strong for
sports and activities, resist aggressive or destructive behaviors and best
of all — to enjoy life in a playful manner.
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Community Tai Chi on TV6
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