Tai Chi

FREE TAI CHI WORKSHOP

JOIN US FOR THIS FREE EVENT AND LEARN ABOUT TAI CHI AND THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS POSSIBLE WITH REGULAR PRACTICE

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 @ 10 AM

117 W. MAUMEE ST ADRIAN, MI 49221

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT BETH 517-936-8117

 

**NEW BEGINNER'S TAI CHI CLASS LOCATION**

NUMAZU DELIGHTS ON TUESDAYS 9-10 AM

143 E. MAUMEE ST ADRIAN MI 49221

Join us for Tai chi and Chi tea! 

What began in the 5th Century with a Buddhist monk’s desire to help priests move more and strengthen their physical bodies, evolved through a more “fighting”  style in the 1600-1800’s, and finally developed into the slow, meditative movements today known as Tai Chi. One does not have to learn Chinese, convert to the Daoist religion, nor take a pilgrimage to Guangfu, the birthplace of Tai Chi in order to experience some of the many health benefits by adding this form of exercise into your regimen.

Many scientific studies have been conducted (example Mayo Clinic) and research have been conclusive as to the physical and mental benefits which can be experienced with a regular practice of Tai Chi. These physical benefits include:

  • Improved aerobic capacity

  • Increased energy and stamina

  • Improved flexibility, balance and agility

  • Improved muscle strength and definition

  • Enhanced quality of sleep

  • Enhanced functioning of the immune system

  • Reduction in blood pressure

  • Reduction in joint pain

  • Improved symptoms of congestive heart failure

  • Reduction in the risk of falls in older adults

  • Improvement seen with chronic conditions including Fibromyalgia, Parkinson disease, osteoarthritis, COPD, and others

  • Improved bone mineral density

Mental and emotional benefits include:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Improved mood

  • Improved overall well-being

  • Increased mental focus

  • Improvement in working memory/executive function

  • Social enjoyment and interaction

Because Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, it is beneficial for people with existing joint issues, as well as for those who want to avoid joint problems in the future. It can be practiced anytime, anywhere, no equipment necessary, and at any age, even for someone who has never exercised on a regular basis in the past. “There is considerable evidence that Tai Chi has positive health benefits: physical, psycho-social and therapeutic. Furthermore, Tai Chi does not only consist of a physical component, but also sociocultural, meditative components that are believed to contribute to overall well-being. It is recommended as a strategy to promote successful aging.” (Yau, MK)

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