Falls Prevention and Resilience with Taoist Tai Chi® practice
Falls are a normal part of life yet we all know they can be life-altering events. Falls are especially devastating among older adults as they are a leading cause of hospitalization due to injury and a major reason for admission to a residential care facility. Fear of falling can itself affect our lives as we begin to avoid certain situations.
Research into Tai Chi provides excellent evidence of benefit for preventing falls, improving balance and strength and increasing mobility. With Taoist Tai Chi® practice you can feel more stable on your feet, increase your confidence, strength, resilience and stamina. It helps improve posture, alignment and balance and allows you to move more freely. With increased flexibility, even if you fall, there is less chance you will have a serious injury. In addition many people practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts have found a sense of lightness and well-being.
What are practitioners saying about balance and falls prevention through Taoist Tai Chi® practice?
“Balance was a big issue for me. After a car accident in 1974 I was fine until I got older. Then I noticed I had to hold onto a railing, or whatever was handy, to maintain my balance. I can now do kicks and stand on one leg in various Taoist Tai Chi® arts moves without losing my balance. This decreases the falls that could happen outside.”
– Sandra, Ontario
“Since doing Taoist Tai Chi® arts I started in a walker, advanced to a cane, now no aids.”
– Joan, Ontario
“Without Taoist Tai Chi® practice I would not be walking; I would be in a wheelchair full time. I was born with cerebral palsy affecting walking coordination and my vision. I use two canes and a wheelchair for long distances. Taoist Tai Chi® practice has taught me to really focus, and feel more balanced mentally, physically and spiritually (via meditation).”
– Heather, Ontario
“Taoist Tai Chi® arts stopped my falling.”
– Hazel, USA
“I was using a walker when I was introduced to Taoist Tai Chi® arts – 3 weeks later I was standing and taking part in all movements.”
– Mary, Ontario
“I’m not only better coordinated and much better balanced, but in a better mood and less anxious.”
– Rodica, Ontario
Cultivate health and well-being with Taoist Tai Chi® practice
The whole body approach of Taoist Tai Chi® arts has a profound effect on all aspects of our health and well being. Mind, body and spirit are deeply nourished and transformed.
Taoist Tai Chi® practice involves a full range of motion with deep stretching and continuous turning of the spine. It exercises the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs, increasing strength, flexibility and resilience, whatever our condition. It is a form of moving meditation that has a penetrating and relaxing effect on the nervous system and the brain, reducing anxiety, lightening the spirit, calming and clearing the mind.
Come and experience Taoist Tai Chi® practice at a location near you.