SHORT BREAD AND SHERRY – FREE
At The 55 – December 17 1:30 to 3:30
Sing along with Ian Brown
Need to preregister at The 55 Dec 2, 3 and Dec 9,10 from 11am to 1 pm
TAI CHI AT THE 55 ACTIVITY CENTRE
If you wish to be put on the wait list for future sessions of this Society sponsored programme contact Patricia at
We will practice Covid-19 precautions – bring your own mask. Information: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19.
Registration and further details: Patricia 604 815 0805 See the “assumption of risk” form that you will be asked to sign at the start of the session – LINK
Kriszti will begin with a “4-minute fitness” routine to warm up your body, and awaken your soul and spirit with 5 easy exercises to tune into Tai Chi.
Then build on those slowly over the next weeks to 9 “easy to memorize” postures (the Infinite Nine) which are not as complicated as other traditional methods.
Below are some of the benefits of Tai Chi and 4-minute fitness:
• Increased flexibility – particularly in the often-forgotten spine. Maintenance of flexibility in spinal joints is ‘oh so important’.
• Full range of motion in a lot of your joints – motion is lotion, as they say. Better yet – use it or lose it!
• Increased strength, particularly of the leg muscles
• Better balance, fewer falls
• Improved posture
• Improved immune functioning. (Why? Mental stillness and reduced stress help immune function, as does exercise.)
• Improved, deeper breathing – leading to increased oxygenation and vitality of all tissues, improved immune functioning, deeper relaxation
• Many people have reduced pain – particularly noticed in shoulders, back, legs and knees
• Increased vitality, energy, and life – and an increased awareness of the ever-present ‘chi’.
• Enhanced coordination, and improved fine motor skills.
• Decreased blood pressure
• Decreased breathing and heart rates
• Reduced stress
• Increased relaxation
• Increased concentration and mental focus
• Improved memory
• Increased sense of happiness, contentedness and inner peace
• Greater ability to ‘be in the moment’, to pull out of the craziness of everyday living
• An often-profound sense of being here, now. (Wherever you go, there you are…) In other words, reducing the tendency to live in the past, or worry about the future.
• A higher level of happiness