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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

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A group of older adults practice Tai Ji Quan
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Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQMBB) is a national evidence-based program consisting of an 8-form routine core with built-in exercise variations for community senior service providers, clinical rehabilitation, and research projects.

The goals of the program are to improve both static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking activities, movement symmetry and coordination, and to increase range of motion around the ankle joints and build lower-extremity strength.

This class is for you if you:

  • Want to improve strength and mobility
  • Have had a history of falls or concerns about falls
  • Have an abnormal gait or difficulty walking
  • Have Parkinson’s Disease

Attend the one-hour Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class twice a week for 12 weeks. You’ll:

  • Learn eight Tai Ji Quan forms plus variations for therapeutic value
  • Build strength, postural control, and range of motion
  • Increase awareness of body positioning
  • Control center of gravity to prevent falls
  • Maintain functional capabilities that will help you remain independent
  • Make rewarding social connections
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