Adapted Tai Chi
Some of the benefits of Tai Chi are:
- Improves Mood
- Promotes quality of sleep
- Reduces stress
- Improves cognition in older adults
- Promotes weight loss
- Increases movement in joints and reduces stiffness
- Improves symptoms for particular health conditions including COPD and Fibromyalgia
Our Occupational Therapist has training in Adapted Tai Chi and may use this method within her treatment sessions where appropriate, to increase Tai Chi.
Tai chi chuan is an ancient exercise offering true harmony between body and mind.
‘Tai chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Practiced at a slow and even speed, tai chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance. In a very real sense, tai chi helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being’ (Taichifoundation.org).