TAI CHI

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 tonymc8@gmail.com

Cost is €5 per class

Payment for online classes is by Revolut or PayPal

 

What is Tai Chi?  ying yang

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.

8 piece brocade 2What’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.

 

Tai Chi Form Part 1
Tai Chi Form Part 2
Tai Chi Form part 3
tai Chi Form Part 4
tai Chi Form Part 5
Tai Chi Form Part 6
Tai Chi Form Part 7
Tai Chi Part 8
Tai Chi Part 9
Tai Chi Part 10
Tai Chi Part 11
Tai Chi Part 12