Improving Balance and Enhancing Mindfulness through Tai Chi
Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways to improve balance. The practice of the slow, graceful movements of this Chinese martial art also increase strength, stamina, flexibility and cognitive focus.
3 Class Levels
- Tai Chi Energy is our 20-minute introductory class and is a great introduction for beginners.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention: Level I and II
- Tai Chi I is an entry level class designed by Dr. Paul Lam to be safe, easy, and enjoyable for all - including those with arthritis. The movement sequences are adapted from traditional tai chi specifically to improve the balance of older adults.
- Tai Chi II is a more advanced class for students who want to continue to progress their tai chi practice.
Length of Class
Classes are offered 2-3 x week ongoing
Class duration ranges from 20 - 30 minutes
Live and On-Demand Classes
You Will Learn:
- How to prepare the body to move with gentle warm up exercises
- How to perform 7 continuous tai ihi movement sequences
- How to perform tai chi on your own
- How to reduce stress and enhance mindfulness
Who Should Attend:
- Anyone looking to improve muscle strength, stamina, coordination and flexibility
- Anyone looking to improve balance and decrease the risk of falls
- Anyone who wants to reduce pain and stiffness
- Anyone who wants improved mindfulness
- Anyone who wants improved sleep
- Anyone who wants improved overall wellness and relaxation
What Happens During Class:
- Gentle warm-up activities prepare joints and muscles for movement
- Tai chi movement sequences are practiced with emphasis on weight shift, posture, and mindfulness
- Progressive deepening of understanding and skill as tai chi movement forms are practiced
- Relaxing centering to cool down