Tai Chi for Health with Margaret Foster

Are you interested in learning more about Tai Chi?
Join Peggy Foster, Board Certified Dr. Paul Lam Tai Chi Institute Instructor for this 8 Monday Series: 
September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
9:00 – 10:00 AM
$80

 

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for a healthful mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it is easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. It requires no special ability, equipment, or clothing and for many, it continues as a lifetime journey.

 

Tai Chi is a form of movement involving slow, fluid, continuous and circular motion. One of the important benefits is that it can improve your physical fitness while being non-strenuous and gentle on the joints.  Many studies have shown that Tai Chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, immunity, relieves pain and improves quality of life. Staying active is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your own health and an independent lifestyle.

This eight-week, Sun Style, Tai Chi for Health class is led by Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute board certified instructors; each session will include:

  • Warm-up and cool-down exercises
  • One or two movements per lesson, progressively leading to completing the six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements
  • Breathing techniques
  • Tai Chi principles including those relating to improving physical balance
  • guided stretching
  • a short meditation

Tai Chi for Health has been shown to:

  • Improve balance
  • Increase muscular strength and flexibility
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve psychological health
  • Decrease pain
  • Prevent falls