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Community Tai Chi

Everyone can benefit from the increased flexibility, mind-body coordination, pain- and stress-reduction benefits of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art tradition that is now practiced as a graceful form of exercise, performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. It is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, because it is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints. Tai Chi is also appealing because it requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere, indoors or out. Recent research supports benefits including:

*Decreased stress, anxiety and depression in adults of all ages *Improved aerobic capacity *Increased energy and stamina *Improved flexibility, balance and agility *Improved muscle strength and definition *Enhanced sleep quality *Enhanced immune system *Lowered blood pressure *Decreased joint pain *Improved symptoms of congestive heart failure *Improved bone strength in older adults *Reduced risk of falls in older adults