Tai Chi for Better Health
Tai Chi is an ancient art of great skill but the basics can be simple to learn and soon deliver its health benefits.
This mindful practice featuring the integration of mind and body, fluidity of movement; control of breathing; and mental concentration is a gentle form of exercise which is relaxing and suitable for all ages and abilities. We aim to promote the many health benefits of Tai Chi and make it an enjoyable way to improve the body’s response to stress. In Tai Chi for Better Health, the sets have been shortened and forms have been specially adapted for conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis, they may be performed seated if necessary. Practising Tai Chi in these safe and effective forms can improve flexibility, muscle strength and fitness. It works to improve conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and other chronic illnesses. In addition it improves balance, prevents falls, aids good posture and helps build immunity to disease, relieve pan and improve quality of life.
Tai Chi for Better Health is not offered as a martial art but for its health benefits. The programme is derived from Tai Chi Chuan – the physical form, not the philosophical practice of Daoist origin.