Tai Chi is a slow motion healing art practiced to strengthen muscles and joints, improve balance, increase flexibility, stimulate blood flow, and relax the mind. Tai Chi has been endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations of the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
Tai Chi movements are low impact, simple to perform, yet complex enough to stimulate the body and mind and can be done standing or seated.
Rim Country Tai Chi also offers Qigong (energy work) which are patterns of movements designed to energize the body. Again these are easy to learn and pleasant to perform.
Tai Chi can be practiced by all age groups from children up to the most seasoned citizen. No special equipment is needed--just comfortable clothes and shoes. Tai Chi can be practiced inside or outdoors. The more skill one develops, the more depth is perceived in the forms or movements.
The Tai Chi for Arthritis program has been endorsed by the CDC for falls prevention because of documented falls reduction by participants. It will soon be renamed to Tai Chi for Falls Prevention.