Balance, or rather lack of balance, is responsible for senior falling. Falling and subsequent muscular deterioration can lead to a range of major health issues. There are different ways to help seniors to improve their balance. Tai Chi uses a more dynamic approach through natural body weight shifting, turning, various stepping patterns, movement coordination, and directional orientation. Tai Chi teaches practitioners how their body movements' function in their daily lives enabling them to maintain proper body postures and achieve structural equilibrium.
Balance and srtength are inseparable. Tai Chi improves core strength through movements while simutaneously maintain balance. As a martial art, Tai Chi requires all movements to be performed with knees bent so the body weight is equally distributed on to legs. Thus, the body's core and legs are strengthened over time by regular practice.
Introductory Tai Chi classes:
Balance and strength are two important parts of practice for beginners. People can gain the benefits in a short period of training.
Wednesday, 7 to 8am, $10 each class
@North Mountain Tai Chi
10622 N. 8th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
"...All this makes me realize how lucky I was to find you as a teacher, how the 10 months I spent training with you have truely changed my whole life."--Lena Bach
"When I was in China, I learned how lucky we all are to have Ping as our instructor. Our Tai Chi training is very good and thorough - even when considered on an international scale."--Marvin Glotfelty
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