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Tai Chi Refresh

Have you been doing Tai Chi for a while but find it difficult to remember the routine? Come and join us at this practice session, where we will work together online - as if we are practising at your local park!
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Tai Chi Refresh

This Tai Chi Refresh class is for those who have been following me at my Thursday and Sunday classes here in Goldster. In the session, we will put together the small combinations we have learnt into the full Yang-style 24 moves routine. This will give us a chance to fully emerge ourselves into the Zen zone of Tai Chi.

"Hi, I'm Andy. As a Tai Chi Master, I invite you to experience a calm state of mind with the beautiful, poetic movements of Tai chi. Follow my step-by-step guide so you can feel at ease and fully enjoy the experience. 

This online interactive class has been adapted from an outdoor activity to an accessible indoor practice so everyone can do it even with the limited space available in their own home.

Tai Chi is a slow and low impact exercise for you to enjoy at any time. There are a few points we would like you to be aware of before we start practising:

  • Make sure you have some space to move around
  • Have some water with you to keep you hydrated
  • Make sure you are on a flat surface
  • Bare feet are recommended if you are at home
  • If you wish to wear shoes, make sure they have a non-slip sole.

Tai Chi 24 Moves Practice Video (Scroll down in this section)

Geek Notes

Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan, a multicomponent type of exercise, include:

  • Improving balance
  • Increasing strength
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Enhancing inner calmness
  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety
  • Reducing symptoms of depression
  • Maintaining cognition
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Improving functional ability
  • Preventing falls.

WHO recommends that people 65 years or older should aim to do multicomponent exercise at least 3 times a week. If you are new to any exercise, start by doing small amounts and adjust how much you do based on your fitness and strength levels.

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Andy Yau
Andy Yau studied his Masters in Arts at Birmingham City University. His passion and expertise in Tai Chi began in his birth place, Hong Kong, 12 years ago. Andy is proud to teach Tai Chi at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. “There will always be a point of balance in everything. It up to us to find it and apply it in everything we do.”
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