February 4, 2021 –
Manchester local Susan Halpern will begin hosting a weekly series of one-hour Tai Chi class for ages 18 and older Please wear loose clothing, sneakers or any other low heeled, non-slip shoes, and practice in a space about 6 – 8 square feet. Also, please keep a chair for resting as needed nearby.
Tai Chi is an ancient form of exercise, some forms created 300 years ago. The class will focus on the Sun style which employs a more upright stance with small arm movements and short steps. Forms demand attention and stimulate good balance, attention, and stress reduction. Anyone can benefit from Tai Chi. Studies have found that regular Tai Chi practice reduces the incidence of falls.
While group practice is how many have been exposed to Tai Chi, a home practice provides many benefits and will prepare everyone for meetings outside when this pandemic is in control.
Your instructor, Susan Halpern has been trained and certified to teach by the Tai Chi for Health Institute and has been teaching at North Shore Medical Center outpatient clinic for 12 years. You can verify on the website taichiforhealthinstitute.org
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