T’ai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements and is today practiced around the world as a health promoting exercise.
It is characterised by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles. Tai Chi is commonly performed as a low-impact form of exercise and is ideal for people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually.
Carers are often trying to balance managing a caring responsibility and maintaining their own good health. Studies have shown that Tai Chi can help people to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility and increase muscle strength in the legs.
the sessions are free of charge and are open to carers who are managing their own health needs. They will be facilitated by qualified and experienced Tai Chi Instructors, Linda Taylor and Mari Graham. There will also be Carer Centre volunteers present to offer support and advice.
Although Tai Chi is very safe, we would recommend that you get advice from your GP before starting the sessions.
Please visit our Events Calendar to see where and when the sessions take place.
This project is supported by the Self Management IMPACT Fund for Scotland provided by the Scottish Government, administered by Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland ™
NB: We anticipate that these sessions will be very popular and places are limited. Please contact us to book your place.