New Tai Chi Class Offered

September 24, 2015

Lake Prince Woods has added a tai chi class to its fitness and wellness programs. The class meets at 8:45 a.m. every Friday and is open to the public.

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion". But according to "Harvard Women's Health Watch" it might well be called "medication in motion". There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. Improved strength and better balance, reduced pain and stiffness are benefits of tai chi.

Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from persons who have full mobility to those confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.

Denise Brown, Resident Services Director, recently became certified to teach Tai chi and will be the class instructor.

For more information or to register for the class, please contact Denise Brown at 757-923-5513.