Tai Chi for Health, Ringwood
Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) is a specially designed programme by Dr Paul Lam (a family doctor and tai chi master) for people with arthritis. The special features of this unique programme are that it is easy to learn, enjoyable, and provides many health benefits in a relatively short period of time. Medical studies have shown that practising this programme reduces pain significantly, prevents falls for those with balance issues, and improves many aspects of health. For these reasons, Arthritis Foundations around the world have supported the programme.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on Sun style tai chi. This style was chosen because of its healing component, its unique Qigong (an exercise which improves relaxation and vital energy), and its ability to improve mobility and balance. The programme contains a carefully constructed set of warming-up and cooling-down exercises, Qigong breathing exercises, a Basic Core six movements, an Extension six movements, and adaptations of the movements for less mobile adults. Also incorporated into the program is a safe and effective teaching system.
Most people can learn the basic Tai Chi for Arthritis movements in a relatively short time, with regular practice in between the lessons. The entire program has much depth, allowing one to continue to improve, reach a higher level of tai chi, and enjoy greater health benefits for many years. By the way, you don't need to have arthritis in order to participate, enjoy and benefit from the programme. It is a fabulously accessible way to learn and practise the ancient art of tai chi.
Free taster session at Greyfriars, Ringwood
Tuesday 11th September 2-3 pm
Find out about tai chi and how it can improve your health and wellbeing. We use Dr Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis, a world wide program with proven results to help with a variety of conditions, including improving balance, although you don’t need to have any conditions to take it up!
Research Trial: September – December 2018
Classes in Ringwood and Fordingbridge
We are pleased to be taking part in this research project. If you would like to participate in an MSc research project, overseen by Southampton University, then find out more at our following taster sessions. For more info check out our Tai Chi for Arthritis page.
We shall be taking in new beginners to these classes and within them we shall be involved in a research project to see if upper limb joint pain improves using 6 weeks of Tai Chi. Participants are asked to do some daily tai chi exercises that will be taught in class. There will be no medical tests, just two short questionnaires, before and after the trial. If anyone has joint pain that they would score at least 4/10 within the last week, where 10 is being the most pain imaginable, they may qualify to take part. Unfortunately, anyone who has regularly practiced tai chi or qigong is excluded from the trial, but is very welcome to join the class.
1 hour weekly class paid for 10 sessions. Cost £70.
This class is taught by Gina Davenport: contact her on 07792 979039.
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