Activities

 

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
POSTER

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
patricia@vesely.ca
T: 604-815-0805

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:

Physical benefits
• 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

Mental benefits
• 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

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