Health

Community class in Letchworth

24 January 2012

I am delighted that we are now holding a daytime beginners class at The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living as part of their Community Program – which also includes Group singing and Latino dance.  The Tai Chi class is on Monday mornings at 11.30 to 12.30 when we do some gentle exercises aimed at improving […]

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Magic bullet Tai Chi

7 November 2011

Tai Chi is becoming very popular these days and it seems to me that there is something of the “magic bullet” about the way Tai Chi is regarded – a bit like going to the doctor – “take this course of Tai Chi and everything will be better” – indeed 16 weeks or whatever of […]

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Planning a Falls Prevention program

21 October 2011

I’ve done quite a bit of work recently teaching Tai Chi as a falls prevention program, with some brilliant feedback – but it has got me thinking a lot about the wider aspects of the subject and led me to produce a whitepaper on the considerations of setting up a Tai Chi based falls prevention […]

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Fall reduction research

11 May 2011

I am delighted that The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living have managed to arrange a measured trial of Tai Chi classes to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi related exercises on balance and by extension on the likely risk of falls. Quality of life, longevity and cost to health career stakeholders are all major issues. […]

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New Monday afternoon classes – balance and mobility

11 May 2011

Building on my work with the Letchworth centre for Healthy Living I will be running classes in Shefford for people approaching their 60’s and for those already in their 60’s or older – these classes will cover Tai Chi exercises aimed at improving balance and mobility – simple, gentle exercise suitable for those feeling vulnerable to falls […]

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R U 50 2 90?

6 May 2011

Tai Chi has been shown to be valuable in reducing falls in the elderly – hold on that means me! – and I have been involved in some over 60’s classes at the Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living which have had excellent feedback – so have decided to start some Tai Chi classes for the […]

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Tai Chi for health

23 February 2011

I have recently been involved with a number of health and mobility related classes in conjunction with The Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living – for example “over 60s” and with Parkinson’s sufferers so some feedback may be of interest. Share the post “Tai Chi for health” FacebookTwitterShare…

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Frequently Asked Questions

23 February 2011

From my experience most students begin Tai Chi knowing little more about it than the name – so I have put together an FAQ page on the Shefford Tai Chi website which covers such basics as “what is Tai Chi” leading to aspects of health and development. Share the post “Frequently Asked Questions” FacebookTwitterShare…

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Tai Chi – East/West

1 February 2011

Tai Chi has grown in the West being practiced as a martial art or as a way of dealing with physical or emotional problems – or for personal development. Thanks to the work of people like my own teacher Karel Koskuba  and his teacher Master Chen Xiaowang ( shown above making corrections to my own posture […]

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