Tai Chi: The Art of Effortless Movement

GENINT 741.600

Osher (50+). In this course, we explore how the slow, low-impact movements of tai chi help us improve our balance, reduce stress, and enjoy more energy.


What you can learn.

  • Learn short tai chi form
  • Understand key principles
  • Learn how to integrate principles into your life
  • Acquire key skills for health and longevity
  • Achieve intuitive balance through self-correction
  • Learn relaxation through movement

About this course:

Recent research shows that tai chi offers many health benefits, especially for seniors. These benefits accrue from living and moving in accord with tai chi principles. Through understanding the orienting contexts of presence, inner awareness, relaxation, and elasticity, we explore how these principles may transform and integrate spirit, mind, inner being, and the body. By understanding and applying tai chi, we can alleviate stress, develop peace of mind, encourage emotional well-being, and increase our energy, as well as enhance bodily strength, balance, and efficiency. Each week, we begin with a new tai-chi principle, followed by a one-hour guided practice, and close with reflection and questions.

Contact Us

Speak to an Osher representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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