Tai Chi

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

 

Studies have shown that it can help people to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility (ankles, hips and knees), and increase muscle strength in the legs. Tai Chi is for everyone.

It is ideal for inactive people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually.

Also, many of the Tai Chi movements can be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users. The exercises involve lots of flowing, easy movements that don't stress the joints or muscles.