Tai Chi Easy

Tai Chi Easy class meets every Monday at 4:30 pm. The free, fun classes are held in the Minnesota Room on RiverView's Crookston campus. Please use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building. The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist Megan R. Scott.

Upcoming classes:
June 5, 12 and 26
July 10, 17, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28

Call 281-9519 with questions.

 

 

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

When practiced regularly, Tai Chi can improve mental and physical wellbeing.

What is Tai Chi?

  • Tai Chi is an exercise practiced for health and wellbeing that evolved from martial arts in ancient China
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong are health practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine that cultivate and harmonize our vital energy or "qi" which is necessary for health and proper function of mind and body.
  • There are numerous types of Tai Chi, but the core exercise involves graceful movements with focus on posture and breathing.
  • 2.3 million Americans practiced Tai Chi in 2007 (National Health Interview Study)
  • Tai Chi is a low impact exercise that puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

What is Tai Chi Easy?

  • Developed by Roger Jahnke O.M.D., Tai Chi Easy combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices including movements, posture, breathing, self applied massage, relaxation and meditation practices into one easy-to-learn exercise program.

What are the health benefits of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Easy?

  • Increased muscle strength, physical conditioning and flexibility
  • Improved cardiovascular health—decreased blood pressure
  • Improved balance and coordination, decreased risk of falls
  • Decreased pain and stiffness
  • Decreased stress, improved sleep and mental focus
  • Increased energy and vitality

For more information on Tai Chi Easy, go to www.taichieasy.org.