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Tai Chi

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What is Tai Chi

An art embracing the mind, body and spirit – Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body.

Tai Chi is a gentle method that combines balance and relaxation with flowing movements.


Gentle Training

Tai Chi is non competitive, non judgmental – a wonderful activity for all ages – making it an ideal socialising and sharing time.

Those who practise Tai Chi become like a tree or river, calm on the outside, but full of internal strength.

Tai Chi Class

Benefits of Tai Chi

Extensive studies have shown that it can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility. It also increases muscle strength in the legs.

Tai Chi can reduce the risk of falls among older adults who are at increased risk of balance issues.


Tai Chi for U3A Members

Tai Chi is ideally suited to senior citizens. It is relaxing but exerting, gentle and stretching, easy to learn and requiring some focus of thought. These classes also provide a basis for practising Tai Chi at home as a daily exercise.

Group Leader's comments

"One of the best things about Tai Chi is its adaptability to every age and fitness level. Once you’ve tried a Tai Chi class, you’ll see how this combination of slow, gentle movements adds up to one invigorating workout. "

Tai Chi

Essential Information

Group Leader - Loraine Swan
Email Address -
How Often - Weekly
When - Thursday at 10:00am
Where - (Jerviswood) in Lanark Memorial Hall
Cost - £2 per session
Requirements - Loose clothes and trainers

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