Tai Chi

Tai Chi 113729607This gentle form of exercise, often referred to as meditation in motion, has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. Tai chi is primarily practiced for its health benefits. This ancient art helps to relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, and improve balance, coordination and circulation. Tai chi’s slow and graceful movements make it easy to practice, regardless of your age or level of physical fitness. While tai chi improves overall physical and mental health, it’s also an effective martial art.

Read the article Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This article is about a study that shows improved postural stability and reduced falls in the tai chi group of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Date: 8-week series, held on Thursdays

Time: 4:30-5:00 p.m. for Beginners; 5:00-5:45 p.m. for Intermediate; 5:45-6:30 p.m. for Advanced

Location: Norwalk Hospital’s Patio Room

Cost: Beginners: $40; Intermediate and Advanced: $60