Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
Posted April 24, 2019 at 5:48 am by Tim Dustrude
Seniors and People with Balance Disorders CAN Stay Active
Summer is coming — you’ll want to be as active as you can. Don’t let shaky balance or fear of falling stop you. Train now to stay active with Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance (TJQMBB). Foundation 1A session runs Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, May 1 through June 7. Foundation 1B session continues June 12 – July 19.
TJQMBB is the top evidence-based Fall Prevention and Balance program in the country. Decades of studies have proven that regular participation in this program can reduce risk of multiple falls in older adults by 55% and in people with Parkinson’s by 67%. It has been endorsed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Council on Aging, WA State Dept. of Health, and many others.
Like classic Tai Ji, the practice includes slow, low impact, controlled movements and body positions with coordinated breathing. The eight core movements in TJQMBB have been adapted to specifically improve the parts of your body needed for increased balance, strength and flexibility, multi-tasking and improved reflexes. It also helps recall, switching and reordering, cognition, breathing, mindfulness, and body awareness. The class is tailored, therapeutic, and functional.
Julie O., a student in a previous Foundation session, has already experienced results, “It works! I was able to get my hands out and stop myself from falling flat on my face!”
Each Foundation session consist of 12 classes at $120. These will be the last Foundation level sessions until late Fall or early Winter. So grab your best friend, your neighbor, and join us for a fun, challenging and highly effective workout. General enrollment is open until May 22nd only.
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