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Tai Chi isn’t just a feel-good workout: it’s therapy, a preventive measure and a remedy for almost every ailment, including arthritis.
Doctors recommend Tai Chi for people with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions because it improves flexibility and builds muscle strength gradually. Tai Chi is an exercise almost anyone who can walk can do safely, Tai Chi takes the joints gently through their range of motion, while the emphasis on breathing and inner stillness relieves stress and anxiety.

Potential Health Benefits

Improved balance and fall prevention: Tai Chi increases muscle strength in the legs and arms and helps improve balance and flexibility.

Stress Relief: The slow,synchronized movements practised in Tai Chi can help people relax and improve personal well-being.

Improved Sleep Quality: Tai Chi exercise also may be helpful in improving sleep quality by easing sleep disturbances.

Pain Reduction: Tai Chi reduces arthritis pain, joint stiffness and improves flexiblity.

Cardiovascular Benefits: The long term practice of Tai Chi appears to improve cardiovascular fitness.

Tai Chi classes usually last about one hour. They begin with a gentle warm-up. The teacher demonstrates individual poses and then leads the class through the sequences, step by step, gradually linking the movements together in longer sequences. The sequences can be done slowly, or with more speed and energy. But movements are always soft and graceful, with careful attention to breathing and posture. Classes end with cooling down exercises. At the end of class, you should feel relaxed.

Monday 2 p.m Wellington Town Hall (Instructor Glenn Helm)
Tuesday 9:30 a.m Bloomfield Town Hall (Instructor Bawn Putman)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m Picton Town Hall (Instructor Jim Champagne)
Thursday 9:30 a.m Waupoos Community Center (Instructor Alice Mennacher)
Thursday 9:30 a.m Demorestville Town Hall (Instructor Gerry Putman)
Friday 9 a.m Millford Town Hall (Instructor Alice Mennacher)

For information on Yang Ming Shih Tai Chi Chuan Association of Canada coming events or more information on classes please call 613-476-6557 or visit our website.

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  1. Bill McMahon says:

    There is also a class Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Consecon Masonic Hall (Instructor Gerry Putman)

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