Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
Tai Ji Quan is a group based exercise class designed to help older adults improve balance and reduce the likelihood of falling through the use of slow coordinated movements. Participants will enhance balance skills, body alignment, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility. Forms are adapted from traditional Tai Chi practice to focus specifically on balance concerns.
The Tai Ji Quan program uses 8 forms as part of the core routine, with Mini Therapeutic Movements that focus on improving sensory motor and cognitive functions. Movements are combined with breathing and focused attention to help engage both body and mind. These are modifiable and can be done in a chair or holding on to a chair for support. All classes include a warm-up, core routine and end with a cool down and breathing practices.
Classes take place 2x/week for one hour for 12 weeks. Depending on venue it may be offered for another 12 weeks with more advanced content. Classes are facilitated by a trained leader.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is for community dwelling older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg muscle weakness, and abnormal gait or walking difficulty. It is also beneficial for older adults no matter their current balance or fall history.
Offered in English
Cost will vary depending on the site.