Most people can learn the Core movements in 6 one hour lessons, with regular practice in between.
Loveland, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
In April 2013, the CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention) announced its recommendation of Tai Chi for Arthritis on their official guide for falls prevention, and the AoA (Administration on Aging) found the program to meet the highest-level criteria for AoA evidence based disease prevention and health promotion programs. For these reasons, Arthritis Foundations around the world have supported the program; in particular the Arthritis Foundation of America who, after collaborating with Dr. Lam to produce a 12 lesson Tai Chi for Arthritis instructional DVD, promote and teach the program throughout the USA as the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program.
In 1997, Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and tai chi expert, worked with a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create the Tai Chi for Arthritis program. It is proven by studies to relieve pain, prevent falls, improve balance and increase the ability to perform daily tasks.
The instructional DVD is designed as though viewers were in Dr Lam’s class – 12 virtual lessons in your own home. You can try a free first lesson and find more information about it at the Tai Chi Productions website and go to Tai Chi for Arthritis DVD. You can find certified instructors on the Tai Chi for Health Institute’s website (http://www.tchi.org) or contact the Arthritis Foundation in your country.
Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on Sun style tai chi, which has powerful healing properties and unique Qigong (an exercise which improves relaxation and vital energy). Sun style tai chi also improves mobility and balance very effectively. The program includes a carefully constructed set of warming-up and cooling-down exercises, Qigong breathing exercises, a Core six movements, an Extension six movements, and adaptations of the movements for older adults. Most importantly, a safe and effective teaching system based on modern learning studies and sport medical knowledge is incorporated as an integral part of the instructor’s training. Millions of people around the world have attested to its usefulness for health and wellness, and intrinsic enjoyment to learn and practice.
Most people can learn the Core movements in six one hour lessons, with regular practice in between. The program has much depth, allowing one to progress to a high level of tai chi. People practice the program for many years and have found it continues to improve relaxation, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and almost all aspects of health. Additionally, the Tai Chi for Arthritis forms is enjoyable to practice and has a unique ability to pique learners’ interests, thereby increasing adherence to the program.