What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi originated from ancient China. Nowadays, it is practised throughout the world as an exercise for better health.
- is suitable for almost anyone
- is effective for arthritis and osteoporosis
- relieves stress and improves concentration
- integrates body and mind
Why Do Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is fun, can be easy to learn and improves your health and quality of life.
Tai Chi For Health
Our Physiotherapist is trained in specific Tai Chi forms to help arthritis and osteoporosis. Both programmes are simple, safe and effective, easy to learn and clinically proven to help these long term conditions. People with conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s Disease may also gain benefit from regular Tai Chi.
How Does Tai Chi Work?
Tai Chi is proven to improve muscular strength, flexibility and stamina. It also has additional health benefits such as improving relaxation, balance, posture and immunity. Muscle strength is important for supporting and protecting joints, which will reduce pain .Flexibility exercises also help to reduce pain and stiffness, enabling you to move more easily. Stamina or fitness is important for overall health and proper function of your heart, lungs and muscles
Tai Chi facilitates the flow of Qi through your body. Qi is the life energy that circulates throughout the body, performing many functions to maintain good health. Practicing Tai Chi helps to strengthen your Qi, therefore improving your health.
The Tai Chi for Arthritis programme is supported by the Arthritis Foundation. For more information visit www.taichiforarthritis.com
We run friendly Tai Chi classes at our clinic. All exercises can be performed whilst you remain seated, if this is more comfortable for you. Just wear comfortable, loose clothing, flat shoes and come along!
If you’re still unsure, your first class is FREE!