Friday, 29 September 2017

Tai Chi Tips for Safe Practice

Tai Chi - Keep Safe and Stay Comfortable

Some very simple tips for everyone who practices Tai Chi for Health programmes, or any form of tai chi for that matter.

As a low impact form of exercise Tai Chi is an enjoyable activity that a range of people can enjoy, especially people who live with long term health conditions or may be at risk of falls. With regular practice, the slow, rhythmic, continous movements coordinated with the controlled transfer of weight that characterize Tai Chi can reap some powerful benefits: improved balance, greater strength, and a deep sense of relaxation.

Tips on how to keep safe and stay comfortable when practicing Tai Chi
Tai Chi Tips for Safe Practice

Like any form of exercise it pays to take things easy at first. You'll may, if you haven't exercised in a while, feel some normal muscle soreness at first which should ease off within 24 to 48 hours. We encourage people to really pay attention to moving within their pain free range of motion to avoid excessive strain on a particular joint or group of muscles.

If you feel unsure about Tai Chi as the right exercise for you then we always recommend that you talk with your GP or other healthcare professional. We will always answer any of your questions as best we can.

We have a golden rule in our classes, it goes, ‘If it hurts, stop doing it.’

If you have a family member or friend you think might like to find out more about Tai Chi then please do share this post.

All the best
Philip and Helen