Millions enjoy the benefits of tai chi, so why not you?
AS we get older the necessity of looking after ourselves becomes increasingly obvious, whereas the desire to undergo the discomfort
AS we get older the necessity of looking after ourselves becomes increasingly obvious, whereas the desire to undergo the discomfort often associated with exercise diminishes.
Tai chi, unlike many other forms of exercise, requires students to practise in the most unhurried, gentle and relaxed way possible in order to gain maximum benefits. The effortless movements are practised with calm concentration, making practice extremely pleasurable.
Current research has proven the beneficial and therapeutic value of tai chi. As a weight-bearing and moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise the practice of tai chi can improve balance, reduce falls and increase leg strength.
It has also been shown to lower stress hormones, enhance respiratory and immune function and promote emotional wellbeing. Tai chi can help you to rediscover what a truly relaxed and correctly aligned natural posture feels like and how to maintain it in everyday life.
Why not join the millions of people around the world enjoying the benefits of tai chi?
In partnership with Oxfordshire County Council Skills and Learning Agency, the Three Treasures School of Tai Chi is running a course specifically for the over-50s starting on Thursday, September 17.
Classes will run on Thursday mornings from 11.15am to 12.45pm at the YMCA hall in Lawson Road, Henley.
Visit the website www.threetreasurestaiji.co.uk or call the tutor Alan Baker on (01491) 200471 for more information.