Tai Chi

Tai chi and Qigong are the main forms of therapeutic exercise used in Chinese Medicine. Qigong is a collective term covering over 4,000 different traditions of health exercise, meditation and martial arts power training which have evolved throughout China over the last 5,000 years. Qigong occupies a similar place in Chinese culture as Yoga does in Indian culture and is used as a hospital-based therapy in China. Tai chi is a martial art based on Qigong principles. The elementary stages of this martial art have become popular throughout the world as a gentle exercise for older people. Today over 100 million people practise Tai chi.

Tai chi and Qigong have been extensively studied in both China and the West. Some of the benefits include: ■Reduced frailty and increased mobility of older people
■Increased bone density for osteoporosis sufferers
■Improved respiratory function for asthma sufferers
■Improved immune function in cancer victims
■Reduced stress-related behaviour problems

Tai Chi Runs; MON and THURS 6:30pm-8:30pm

If you are interested please come along to a session and speak to the group leader (Ferris)


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Our Vision

The vision of Heaton Community Centre is:

• to be the focal point of the area;

• to empower people to manage their own community facility and make best use of its resources;

• to be here for our children and our children's children;

• to create new and improved ranges of educational, social and leisure opportunities for local people.

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