Winter Session 2014
17 - March 6 9 weeks
Student and Elder
Discounts in Escanaba area classes
Watch Community Tai Chi on TV6
In Gladstone and Escanaba Senior Centers
Did you know that osteoporosis can be helped by
doing tai chi?
Did you know that after 12 weeks of tai chi your balance
and fall prevention can be improved?
Including tai chi in your regular exercise
program will improve your endurance, flexibility and utilize different
muscles. It's the perfect cross trainer! Find
out about tai chi
Students may begin classes
at any time.
originates from ancient China. Over 300 million people throughout the
world practice it as an effective exercise for health and wellness of mind
is set of gentle, fluid and circular movements that are relaxed and slow in
tempo. The breathing is deep and slow, aiding concentration and relaxation.
the movements are slow, the body is working to open and loosen the joints
and muscles. Proper alignment begins in the feet, knees and hips and this
creates a solid center of gravity and balance. With each step and gradual
shifting the weight from foot to foot, relaxation or ‘sinking” into the
ground is learned. As muscles let go and the shoulders soften, the upper
torso moves in harmony with the lower body. A tremendous amount of inner
energy and strength is developed during this process that is used for health
of this energy
and the ability to stay calm in stressful situations is highlighted. Tai chi
teaches to listen to our bodies and trust our inner voice, be strong for
sports and activities, resist aggressive or destructive behaviors and best
of all — to enjoy life in a playful manner.
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