SE Sessions 4&5
Tai Chi is a series of slow, flowing movements practiced by people of all ages to improve strength, agility, and balance, while calming and focusing the mind. The lack of impact makes it an excellent exercise for people with arthritis.
Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a low-impact, low-stress exercise that has been proven to improve the lives of individuals suffering from many medical conditions, including arthritis, breast cancer, heart disease, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, sleep problems, stroke and more. Without straining the body as much as other forms of exercise, Tai Chi still contains all the key components of fitness: muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and some aerobic conditioning. Source: Harvard Medical School
Session 4: June 4-July 22
Session 5: July 23-September 9
All yoga classes listed below are on a pay-by-session basis.
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Tai Chi for Arthritis
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program is a fun, joint-friendly, recreational program led by specially certified instructors designed to make a positive impact on your daily life. Participants learn a series of graceful, flowing movements adapted from the ancient Chinese discipline of Sun-style Tai Chi, plus special warm-up, cool-down, and breathing techniques.
Tai Chi for Relaxation
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art of movement that is used to nurture physical health and calmness of mind. The sequence of movements promotes strength and agility, improves circulation, and helps to reduce stress and improve concentration. This class introduces the principles and practice of Tai Chi using the body mechanics and movements of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s various forms. Participants should be able to stand, move without assistance, and follow verbal instructions. Beginners are always welcome and will get some individualized instruction to facilitate their integration into the group. While the class teaches movement sequences there is no requirement to memorize the form(s). Come and join us for a relaxing practice that focuses the mind, while improving overall health and wellbeing.
Chi Kung for Balance
Chi Kung is an ancient Chinese exercise practiced by adults of all ages that nurtures physical health and calmness of mind. Its simple sequences of movements help reduce stress, improve concentration, and build awareness of how the body moves through space.