Gentle exercise and relaxation
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that brings together deep breathing, relaxation, and slow, graceful movements. As it is greatly based on technique, it doesn’t matter if you are not very strong or flexible. Our class is adapted so you can do it seated or standing. Unlike Tai Chi classes in the local gym, it does not build on what was learnt the previous week so it doesn’t matter if you have memory difficulties.
A research review on the MS Trust website said ‘Tai Chi has been found to be safe and positive effects have been seen in MS on leg strength, walking, balance, coordination, flexibility, anxiety, depression and pain. It has been found to improve focus, muscle tone and balance, as well as to relieve stress and lower blood pressure.’
Tai Chi can help with
Tai Chi runs on Thursdays at 1.30pm, available in person and online with therapist Jackie.
This class is fun and gentle, but loosens up my muscles and makes me feel very positive about my body because most of it is achievable!Member feedback
How much does it cost?
As one of our core therapies, we offer Tai Chi classes free of charge. Donations are encouraged from those who can afford it towards the running of the charity.
How to sign up
If you are interested in Tai Chi classes, please complete the form below or give us a call on 0118 901 6000.