Tai Chi is now offered at the Senior Resource Center Castle Hayne location for seniors age 55 and older. No charge.
When: Tuesdays from 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Where: 4544 Parmele Rd., Castle Hayne NC
What is Tai Chi?
Basically, it is a class with reaches, stretches, and balances all done in slow, controlled motions.
Tai Chi is mind integrated with the body; control of movements and breathing; generating internal energy and mindfulness. Students will want to cultivate the life energy within them to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, empowered through the practice of Tai Chi. It is a meditation and an integral exercise for all parts of the body and the mind. It brings tranquility and helps you think more clearly.
Tai Chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, relieves pain and improves quality of life. Muscle strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function. Flexibility exercises enable people to move more easily, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing. Fitness is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition to these components, Tai Chi movements emphasize weight transference to improve balance and prevent falls.