Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi for Arthritis is an evidence-based program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, a family medicine physician and a team of medical experts and martial artists. The program is supported by the Center for Disease Control and by Arthritis Foundations world-wide because it is shown to be effective in decreasing pain, stiffness and risk for falls while improving balance and postural stability, strength, endurance, coordination, cognitive focus, immune system function, sleep, quality of life and the mind-body connection. Tai Chi for Arthritis is shown to be effective in Fall Prevention and symptom relief with: Arthritis, Parkinsons Disease, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Stress, Depression, Osteoporosis, Cardiopulmonary Disorders, and Diabetes. Tai Chi for Arthritis is a low intensity, mind-body, strengthening, balance and flexibility exercise program that can be adapted for many conditions.  The program can be performed seated as well as standing.

Evidence based programs must be rigorous, and extensively evaluated using a control/comparison group, with documented and published outcomes. Evidence has shown the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi exercise program meets the highest level criteria for Patient Centered Community Programs. Tai Chi for Arthritis programs run for 12 weeks throughout the year. Research supports 50 hours of practice within a 12 week period is the minimum amount of time needed for effective results. Many students continue the program indefinitely to enhance their personal practice and to enjoy socialization.

Tai Chi for Arthritis Classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-3:55PM Certified Instructor - Paul Alvaran

Qigong for Stress Relief

Qigong is an ancient health and wellness practice originating in China which integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. This Qigong for stress relief class combines soothing music with various systems of Qigong to provide the perfect relaxing environment. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress through focused breathing, visualization techniques, and specific body movements. Additionally, these ancient routines have been shown to heal the mind and body, lower blood pressure, ease the effects of PTSD, balance emotions, and boost  your overall energy level.

Qigong Classes are Offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-4:55PM. Certified Instructor - Paul Alvaran

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