Tai Chi for Better Balance with Cynthia Murata
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Saturdays 8:45am & Mondays 3pm
In tai chi, we learn to appreciate the importance of alignment and an alert relaxation rather than tense muscularity in our movement. Relaxation, together with proper joint rotation during movement allows energy to flow through freely throughout.
Tai Chi for Better Balance is an evidenced based, community translated Falls Prevention program that is endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control. It has been found to reduce the risk of falls in older adults by 55%. A slow-moving, gentle exercise program well suited for anyone with balance issues, recovering from surgery, long illness, and those that have been sedentary for long periods. Emphasis on strength building, coordination, and balance. This program has been developed and tested to include individuals with the following conditions: Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, arthritis. The class can optionally be taken in a sitting position.