Tag: Tai Chi

How Tai Chi builds health and vitality

Carol Emerson Studies have shown that there are many health benefits from practicing Tai Chi. These may include: Improved functional balance and physical performance Reduced frequency of falls and risk of falling Lowered blood pressure Improved mental and physical wellbeing Improved cardiovascular and respiratory function Improved sleep quality Increased happiness (really) Enhanced overall health Pain…

Keep active and moving Tai Chi classes

Even if we can’t do all the physical activities we used to do, Tai Chi offers an option for moving, stretching and strengthening the body that is not strenuous. Tai Chi engages the entire body with its gentle, flowing movements. This increases circulation of both the blood and lymph, helping to clear the waste products…

Spring Tai Chi classes and student updates

The advanced Tai Chi class at SaddleBrooke One

Carol Emerson Every week there are two beginning Tai Chi classes in SaddleBrooke so, if you’ve been thinking that it is something you might want to try, now is the time! Carol and Ken Emerson are certified black belt instructors and have been teaching in our community since 2006. Both have extensive backgrounds in the…

Live long and prosper!

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient system of exercise that originated in the Taoist temples of China over 2000 years ago. The monks of the temples developed Tai Chi as a way to keep themselves physically fit while spending many hours in meditation and also as a means (they hoped) to obtain longevity, even…

Tai Chi for mindfulness and more

Carol Emerson Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience. In a 2012 article written by Daphne Davis, PhD and Jeffery Hayes PhD for the American Psychological Association, some of the documented benefits of…

Tai Chi classes at SaddleBrooke One and Two

Carol Emerson I’m so pleased to announce that we have expanded our Tai Chi offerings at SaddleBrooke One! In addition to the beginning class on Friday afternoons, there is an additional beginning/intermediate class and an advanced class on Saturdays. This allows students a full progression of training. Also, the free private lesson is still available…