Tag: Tai Chi

All about Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is a series of individual dance-like movements that flow smoothly from one to another in a sequence. When it is performed, Tai Chi synthesizes elements of movement, mind and breath, making it a mind-directed moving exercise. With Tai Chi practice, the body becomes stronger and more supple. The mind…

Nourish the body and mind with Tai Chi

Carol Emerson I keep seeing the term “self-care” in magazine articles, books and social media these days and I’m really loving it. Of course, most of us pay very little attention to caring for ourselves; most of our effort goes to caring for others – spouses, children, pets, even the house gets a lot of…

Tai Chi in the summer time

Carol Emerson

Ken Emerson The hot days of summer have arrived and it’s time for some relaxing indoor activities. Tai Chi is a great way to relax while, at the same time, experiencing some gentle exercise, settling the mind and learning something new (and good for you!). The summer classes tend to be smaller so we are…

Tai Chi – The perfect exercise as we age

Ken Emerson Tai Chi, which has grown in popularity throughout the world, is typified by slow, deliberate repetitive movements and is based on coordination and relaxation rather than muscular tension. It is believed that focusing the mind solely on the movements helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. In recent years…

Try Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is a classical Chinese exercise of up to 108 rhythmical movements that benefit the heart, tone the muscles, improve balance and coordination, loosen the joints and bring the mind and body into harmony. It is one of the most recommended exercise methods for people as we age since it is not…

Changes to the Tai Chi schedule

Carol Emerson Beginning March 1, the schedule for Tai Chi classes will change. There will be one beginning class, one intermediate and one advanced class each week, all on the weekend. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this wonderful way to keep fit. Tai Chi has always been a key component…

3 levels of Tai Chi classes

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a series of individual movements flowing smoothly from one to another in sequence. It is practiced primarily for health and wellbeing with major benefits being enhanced balance and fall prevention. By practicing Tai Chi, the body becomes stronger and more supple…

Is Tai Chi for me?

You probably have heard all the raves about how great Tai Chi can be for our health and well-being but you may not be sure it would really suit your personality, physical abilities or interests. Here are some guidelines to help you decide. Tai Chi might be for you: 1. If you want to work…