Tai Chi involves a series of movements executed in a slow, rhythmic, and focused manner combined with deep breathing. Each movement flows into the next without pausing, to ensure that the body is in constant motion.
These exercises are perfect for seniors since they are non-competitive, low impact, self-paced, and a gentle physical exercise combined with stretching of the muscles to help prevent injury. Tai Chi’s gentle and flowing actions promote relaxation, stress relief and a conscious awareness of the present.
Some of the possible benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors are:
- Improve balance
- May increase strength and endurance
- May reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- Enhance quality of sleep
- May give an overall feeling of well-being
Days/Times and Fee
Senior Tai Chi classes are for seniors 60 and older. They meet at the La Vista Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday each week at 11:00 a.m.
Fee: 50¢ donation each class
Sponsored by Eastern Nebraska on Aging (ENOA)