Tuesday, 12 January 2016

MS Tai Chi Classes returning to BMSTC, Thursday 14th January 1.00 pm-2.00 pm

We had a great turnout for our new MS Tai Chi Class last year, the classes will continue weekly from 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm from Thursday 14th January - feel free to come and join in.  Tai Chi is offered free of charge for our MS Members, but as always, please do make a donation if you can afford to do so.  This helps us meet our costs and helps those who are unable to donate to still attend.

Jackie our Tai Chi Instructor says  "The benefits of Tai Chi are far reaching. My type of type Tai Chi is mostly Soong and Yang style. Soong is the most versatile and adaptable and is the style taught through Tai Chi for Health. Yang style is popular as it is a gentle flowing style. Both forms are interchangeable so can be stimulating and varied

People with MS would benefit from Tai Chi as a form of exercise because it is slower and a low impact form of exercise which can help maintain better posture, range of movement, and balance. It helps to improve co ordination, mental focus, concentration and relieve tension. It will improve circulation and flexibility.

Tai Chi can be adapted for people who are seated as well as people who stand and is enjoyable when performed in a group or singly. The class consists of static and moving postures beginning with mobility moves moving on to a series of moves based on Qigong then Chi stimulation. then the class will learn a form over a period of time. These forms will progress as the class progresses."

If you would like any more information, please email pippa@bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000.