January 21, 2018

What are the Differences Between Tai Chi and Qi Gong?

Tai chi and qi gong

January 12, 2018

Put a Spring in Your Step with Tai Chi

Did you know that people who do tai chi are called "tai chi players"? New beginners' tai chi classes will begin the first week of March (just 6 short weeks away) at both the Monon Community Center and Witham Hospital's Wellness Center. Class size is limited. We already have registrations coming in for both sessions, so reserve your space now and come play with us! Here's the schedule and registration information.



January 7, 2018

Six Benefits of Tai Chi


December 1, 2017

Tai Chi for Combat Veterans' Mental Health

Can the practice of tai chi help combat veterans lead a more peaceful life? Yes, it can. MORE...


Tai chi transformation

November 3, 2017

Tai Chi Holds Promise as a Cardiac Rehab Exercise

The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

After a heart attack, more than 60 percent of patients decline participation in cardiac rehabilitation. Although the reasons include financial concerns and distance to a rehab center, many patients stay away because they perceive physical exercise as unpleasant, painful or impossible given their current physical condition.

This is the first study suggesting that Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in this high-risk population.

"We thought that Tai Chi might be a good option for these people because you can start very slowly and simply and, as their confidence increases, the pace and movements can be modified to increase intensity," said Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. "Tai Chi exercise can reach low-to-moderate intensity levels. The emphasis on breathing and relaxation can also help with stress reduction and psychological distress."



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