Are you retired, or just plain tired, and looking to improve your health and vitality?
Are you afraid of falling?
Are you stressed out?
Do you want to improve your balance and coordination?
Are you ready to enjoy yourself and have some fun?
GETTING STARTED WITH TAI CHI
Why not join us at the Dragon Gym, Exton, starting February 3, 2020. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am.
For further information or to sign up at start-up rates, call 610-269-6100 or email Al Tolbert at [email protected].
Loose-fitting clothing is recommended.
WHAT IS TAI CHI?
Tai Chi, an ancient art originating in China, is over 2,000 years old. Its slow, rhythmic and meditative movements are designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm and peace. Although these slow, gentle movements were originally designed for self-defense, they also bring body, mind and spirit into balance and harmony. In doing so, Tai Chi preserves your health, improves balance, coordination and flexibility. It also improves your quality of life and promotes longevity. As an internal art, it builds strength from the inside out, which means you can continue to develop as you age.
PURPOSE OF TAI CHI
The basic purpose of Tai Chi is to integrate the mind, body and breath by cultivating the chi (life energy) within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body.
BENEFITS OF TAI CHI
It is believed by many practitioners that Tai Chi can delay aging and prolong life, increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and tendons and aid in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, depression, etc. Numerous studies have shown that the practice of Tai Chi helps to prevent fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures, one of the leading causes of death and disability in older adults. Most importantly, Tai Chi helps to improve self-confidence and reduces fear of falling by improving balance and coordination. Other studies with older adults have shown that Tai Chi also improves upper and lower body muscular strength, aerobic capacity, endurance and upper and lower body flexibility.
An understated, yet no less important, benefit of Tai Chi is its ability to help deal with stress. Life can be stressful. And stress is a major factor in blocking the flow of chi. As the level of stress increases, so does the anxiety and tension levels. The better your chi flows, the better your health. The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi promote and cultivate chi flow, remove stress, reduce tension and replace it with relaxation. With a calm mind and relaxed body, you will be better able to cope with and overcome the stresses of daily life. The practice of Tai Chi can help you gain balance, health, happiness and peace of mind.
THE TAI CHI FOR LIFE PROGRAM
In a very supportive environment, participants will learn and practice….
- How to stand consistent with the Tai Chi Principles
- How to move consistent with the Harmonies of Tai Chi
- The Tai Chi Walk
- The 13 postures of Tai Chi
- The Tai Chi Form: Yang Style 108
- Tai Chi Form Applications
- How to Relax and have Fun