Tai Chi for Seniors
Tai Chi is suited to any age, young or old. There are many health and wellbeing benefits that help with students in their later years. Tai Chi is low impact, making it an ideal form of exercise for elders, helping them protect and strengthen their joints. The movements are gentle, yet bring a deep stretch through expansion and compression of the joints as they move through the Tai Chi form.
Posture can also be helped, teaching them to let go areas of muscular contraction by realigning their posture as they move into the correct Tai Chi stances. Circulation can also be improved, along with they lymph system and slowing down of the heart rate. Tai Chi can aid with relaxation and also reduce stress. Although you don’t have to be older to benefit from these experiences!
Here are some links to interesting articles on benefits of senior citizens practicing Tai Chi:
Tai Chi Reduces Falls in Older People: New Study Confirms Earlier Reports
Starting in November is a new Senior Citizens course held by the South Dublin Senior Citizen’s Club in Crumlin. Click here for information on Tai Ci for Senior classes in the Dublin south area