Tai Chi: The Art of Effortless Movement
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.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
No meeting Oct. 9. Participants are required to sign a waiver form which will be provided. Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Enrollment limited. You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.