Tai Chi

Mondays   6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Steve Garay, Tai Chi instructor at Bower Center, is trained to teach Sun and Yang style Tai Chi and Qigong, including programs specially designed for those with diabetes and arthritis, and Tai Chi Cane and Sword forms.

Tai Chi originated in China 100’s of years ago and today is practiced throughout the world as an exercise for better health and wellness. Many scientific studies have proven that it is amazingly effective for health.

Why do Tai Chi? It is a fun and easy exercise to learn. It is a low impact exercise that consists of slow, relaxed movements that help to develop internal and external balance and harmony, improve circulation and fitness levels, and increase oxygen to our bodies. The moves are practiced in a slow controlled fashion that relaxes the body and clears the mind. Regular practice of Tai Chi Ch’uan slowly, yet measurably, improves ones overall fitness and harmony, including relaxation, balance, posture, flexibility and immunity.

The Mayo Clinic (on its website) recommends Tai Chi based on preliminary studies showing possible benefits beyond stress reduction, such as: reducing anxiety and depression; improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength; reducing falls in older adults; improving sleep quality; lowering blood pressure; improving cardiovascular fitness in older adults; relieving chronic pain; increasing energy, endurance and agility and improving overall feelings of well-being.

The cost is $30.00 per month, with on-going classes; pay instructor at the beginning of each month.

Questions? Email Steve or call: 540-797-1256.