This is the class to start with!
Gentle Tai Chi - Qigong
Gentle Tai Chi - Qigong consists of gentle movements and stretches that help improve circulation and release stress.
These stationary moves are an ideal form of exercise for anyone that has balance issues.
This class is a great way to get introduced to tai chi.
Gentle Tai Chi was developed specifically for people with Parkinson's and those with balance issues, but it is great for everyone.
Class starts with 20-30 minutes of warm-up activities from the 4000-year-old Chinese practice of Qigong (Chee-gong):
- Movements to stimulate/improve:
Circulation Joint flexibility Posture Relaxation
The second half of class focuses on stationary movements taken from the 2000-year-old Chinese practice of Tai Chi. Each movement is repeated 3-5 times to each side using either gentle forward-back or side-to-side rocking motions.
These moves help improve:
Balance Brain health Muscle Tone Stamina
(new neural pathways)