Silver Sneakers Tai Chi
The Guang Ping Yang T’ai Ch’i Chuan Association and The Ohio State University
developed Taiji (Tai Chi) For Balance, which is specifically designed to develop
strength, stability, and relaxation (which reduces fear) for building balance. This
class is suitable for all ages and abilities, but is ideal for people struggling with
balance, who have experienced a fall, or have a fear of falling.
Tai chi is a mind-body exercise, which improves the serenity and relaxation of the
mind and thus reduces pain and stress. This ancient Chinese martial art consists of
slowly executed postures. Through gentle movements, tai chi improves muscular
strength, flexibility and fitness, which ultimately supports joints, improves balance,
and prevents falls.
Each class teaches and incorporates the principles of meditation and gentle motion.
Class starts and ends seated in a chair, and the balance portion is performed either
seated or standing.