Tai Chi - Tuesday, November 23rd

Nov 10, 2021 | Megan Roessler M. Ed. | @meganroessler | Comments (14)

Discover the ancient art of gentle flowing movements of tai chi in this experiential webinar. The session will begin as a live webinar then transition to a recording of Tai Chi that you can even do at your desk! Find out about how it can reduce stress from our busy lifestyles and improve our overall well-being. This webinar will be recorded and can be viewed later if you are not able to attend the live session.

Here are the resources provided in the live session:

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I highly recommend both Tai Chi and Yoga for aging healthy. My wife and I are both 76 and pretty fit. I practice (or teach occasionally) yoga at our local YMCA five times weekly and Tai Chi once weekly. Don't let the foreign names put you off, these are both just pleasant group stretching exercises. Both can be very gentle or more aggressive depending on your personal tastes and needs. Both are fun and get you moving. Try it 😁😁😁

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I hope they mention chair yoga for those that don't wish to get on the floor. After 3 weeks I am feeling more limber and can stretch further. I am 74. I also do tai chi and love that we are related but in motion. I had to find groups because by myself I would just sit and watch.

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@cgent

I highly recommend both Tai Chi and Yoga for aging healthy. My wife and I are both 76 and pretty fit. I practice (or teach occasionally) yoga at our local YMCA five times weekly and Tai Chi once weekly. Don't let the foreign names put you off, these are both just pleasant group stretching exercises. Both can be very gentle or more aggressive depending on your personal tastes and needs. Both are fun and get you moving. Try it 😁😁😁

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Thank you for the encouragement to try it!

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@mtnyankee

I hope they mention chair yoga for those that don't wish to get on the floor. After 3 weeks I am feeling more limber and can stretch further. I am 74. I also do tai chi and love that we are related but in motion. I had to find groups because by myself I would just sit and watch.

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Yes, we will be mentioning chair poses!

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What form/lineage of tai chi?

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@cgent

I highly recommend both Tai Chi and Yoga for aging healthy. My wife and I are both 76 and pretty fit. I practice (or teach occasionally) yoga at our local YMCA five times weekly and Tai Chi once weekly. Don't let the foreign names put you off, these are both just pleasant group stretching exercises. Both can be very gentle or more aggressive depending on your personal tastes and needs. Both are fun and get you moving. Try it 😁😁😁

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Hi @cgent!
I am also a yoga fan and practice it (hatha yoga and yoga nidra) almost daily. I recommend it for any age. Both those yoga lines are very gentle and traditional with uncomplicated asanas (postures). As my teacher always says, it is not what you do (the posture) that is important, but how you do it (the posture).
Namastê!
@santosha

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I've been practicing about ten years now (I loose track of time). I've never had either the time nor the money (around two to three thousand dollars) to take formal teacher lessons, but I began filling in for my teacher when she was traveling or otherwise busy. Some quick mental calculations tell me I've attended around 2500 sessions in ten years and taught maybe 500.

You are correct in mentioning that it's not important how perfectly you do the pose but that you do it to the best of your ability. At 76 I'm still pretty fit and can stand on my head and do "crow" pose for a second 😁. The various warrior poses are my favorites. You know you've accomplished savasana when you find yourself "somewhere else" during the pose.

Darn, wanted to attach a photo of me on my head and can't figure out haw to share a photo on my phone to this forum. Anybody help me ???

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By the way … many people tell me they are going to try yoga "some day" … maybe tomorrow, next week, next month, or when they retire. Tomorrow never comes … there is only today … yesterday is gone. Try yoga, or Tai Chi, or walking, or some form of moving TODAY. … you'll be glad you did 😁😁😁

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Wow … I'm on a roll now 😁😁😁
😂😂😂

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By the way … again …

The only reason I won't be personally involved in this webinar and/or Zoom function is that because of the intricacies of the Internet and problems with slow rural Internet speeds I've had very negative experiences with Zoom. I really like the face to face experience of a yoga or Tai Chi class. There are also sound and camera angle challenges in doing active things such as these on Zoom. But if you can deal with these, then by all means give it a go. I'm very fortunate in having a YMCA and great yoga and Tai Chi instructors within three miles of home. I've even taught yoga classes here in my own backyard.

But I understand that with Covid and/or travel restrictions you may find that the online possibilities work well for you. Also, if you go online and to YouTube, search for " yoga with Adriene" … possibly even further refined such as "yoga with Adriene for hips" and you will discover a wealth of videos (free) to guide you. Adriene performs with her dog Benji and is extremely personable.

Have a great day 🧘

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@cgent

By the way … again …

The only reason I won't be personally involved in this webinar and/or Zoom function is that because of the intricacies of the Internet and problems with slow rural Internet speeds I've had very negative experiences with Zoom. I really like the face to face experience of a yoga or Tai Chi class. There are also sound and camera angle challenges in doing active things such as these on Zoom. But if you can deal with these, then by all means give it a go. I'm very fortunate in having a YMCA and great yoga and Tai Chi instructors within three miles of home. I've even taught yoga classes here in my own backyard.

But I understand that with Covid and/or travel restrictions you may find that the online possibilities work well for you. Also, if you go online and to YouTube, search for " yoga with Adriene" … possibly even further refined such as "yoga with Adriene for hips" and you will discover a wealth of videos (free) to guide you. Adriene performs with her dog Benji and is extremely personable.

Have a great day 🧘

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@cgent good morning! Yes this session is partially live with a moderator over Zoom and then will transition to a recorded Tai Chi session just because it is difficult to broadcast over Zoom. This is merely an introduction session to allow people to experience Tai Chi even at their desk! We will provide resources to find Tai Chi classes in their community or virtually so people can incorporate Tai Chi into their lives.

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GREAT !!! I only wish everyone could at least be introduced to Tai Chi and Yoga. You might compare it to being introduced to chocolate … just might be habit forming 😁… a good thing in this case.

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