Contact: Tony 087 9466 030
ONLINE TAI CHI CLASS TIMETABLE
REMARKS DAY TIME
Cavan Social Services Tuesday 11 a.m.
Tai Chi Thursday 12 noon
The a/m classes are by ZOOM and a phone number or email address is required to join. For more info please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost is €5 per class
Payment for online classes is by Revolut or PayPal
Tai Chi is a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health. It uses a sequence of dynamic movements that combine soft and hard, with fast and slow actions, in a balanced and natural way. Studies have shown that tai chi can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.
Can tai chi help prevent having falls?
Some research suggests Tai Chi can reduce the risk of falls among older adults who are at increased risk. However, more research is needed.
Am I too old for tai chi?
No, Tai Chi is a low-impact form of exercise, which means it won’t put much pressure on our bones and joints and most people should be able to do it.
Don’t I need to be fit to do tai chi?
No, tai chi is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually. Also, many of the tai chi movements can even be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users.
Can I injure myself doing tai chi?
Tai chi is essentially a gentle activity unlikely to cause injury if done correctly. The exercises involve lots of flowing, easy movements that don’t stress the joints or muscles.
What’s the basic technique?
Tai chi is characterised by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles. Done correctly, you’ll find that the tai chi poses flow smoothly from one into another. Many movements are completed with bent knees in a squat-like position.