What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a slow moving meditative exercise that began in ancient China around 500 years ago. It combines stress reduction and good posture with movement to improve health.
What is Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention?
The Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention program was developed for people with arthritis and elderly people with balance problems by Dr. Paul Lam, a family practice doctor and Tai Chi Master in Sydney, Australia, together with a team of rheumatologists and physical therapists. The Sun Style is the newest style and was chosen by a panel of medical experts for the Tai Chi for Arthritis Foundation. It is characterized by agile steps, higher stance, and incorporates Qigong, the cultivation of Qi, which is essential to health and vitality, and regular practice can help to relieve pain & stiffness.
Classes begin September 15, and following Thursdays, in the Parish hall. Time: 10:00-11:00 am (Beginner); 11:00-12:00 noon (Intermediate); and 7:30 – 8:30 pm (Evening Session).
All classes are taught by Barbara Schaflin, a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention instructor, and member of the Tai Chi for Health Institute.