Early morning turkey roasting, crowded shopping centers, out of town guests, last-minute gifts, disrupted diets … the holidays can be a perfect storm for stress. While meditation and yoga have earned some deserving time in the spotlight recently, tai chi can be just as effective in reducing anxiety and slowing down a bit. The low impact exercise, which has origins in martial arts, is a gentle option for strengthening, stretching and a clearer mind.
Natalie Fish, fitness instructor, shares this series of poses, perfect for refocusing and finding calm. Perform each pose 3-4 times and then repeat for a sequence, or do each pose one time and then repeat on a loop to achieve more of a flow.
Check the Community Calendar on parkview.com for tai chi class times and locations.