Goldster’s expert Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor Doris provides a step-by-step guide. Tai Chi was originally an outdoor activity in China – this class has been adapted for indoor practice so everyone can do it – even with limited space. The class starts with Walking up the Body, a. gentle warm up, then progresses to Tai Chi moves and forms - improving balance and the control of movement to make everyday function easier. Qi Gong exercises follow on from this, focussing on breathing and muscle relaxation. This class caters for all levels – everyone is welcome.
This class caters for all levels, we will work with day-to-day imagery and narrative to help us memorise the Tai chi choreography easily."
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:
Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan, a multicomponent type of exercise, include:
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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