Returns: Book Drops Only. Holds Pick-Up: Curbside or Drive-Up Service. In-Branch: Computers, printing, fax, and copiers. Virtual Branch is available 24/7. Learn more about MCPL's pandemic response.

Back to top

Tai Chi Your Way to Health and Well-Being

Published on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:01pm
Tai Chi Your Way to Health and Well-Being

No matter your age and agility, tai chi can become a lifetime daily practice that assists you in being fit and healthy. Adults who are unable to participate in more strenuous activities or sports may find that the gentle movements of tai chi are their answer for exercise. Unlike many other physical activities, tai chi can even be adapted to those who need to sit in a chair or use a chair for extra stability while standing.

One of the many benefits attributed to tai chi is improved balance, which is extremely important as you age. One study in the UK found that 30 percent of people older than 65—and 50 percent of people over the age of 80—fall at least once a year. And recovering from a fall injury, such as a broken hip, can be very difficult. So why not try some of our tai chi classes to find out if it is the answer you’re looking for?

We have many resources for tai chi that you may find interesting. Do some “shopping” of our collection to find out which teacher(s) and approaches make the most sense and are the easiest to follow and understand. Here are some ideas for you to consider:

  • Is there an introduction to the art of tai chi and how detailed is it? Can you skip it after you’ve viewed it once?
  • How is the video staged (outside, inside, nature photography, etc.)? What do you prefer?
  • Are the instructions clear and easy to follow?
  • Do the instructors face you and allow you to mirror them? (Personally, I find it confusing to be told to turn right, but the instructor is facing to my left.) Is this important to you?

Ready to get started? Try a sampling from one of our many resources:

Terri M. 
Consumer Technology Specialist

Comments

I always look for videos that mirror what I'm supposed to be doing. If they turn the opposite way it always breaks my concentration.

From wandren
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:22pm

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.

Resources You May Also Like

Events You May Also Like

Chair Yoga (MCPL360)

Thu, Oct 8 2020
11:00am - 11:45am
Virtual Event
If you have always wanted to try yoga but have trouble getting up and down off the floor, this three-week class is for you.

Blogs You May Also Like

Fitness from Home: Bring the Gym to You with MCPL

Fitness from Home: Bring the Gym to You with MCPL

Over the past several months, I’ve made a serious effort to incorporate regular exercise into my daily l
Read More
Antioch Branch

Welcome Back to Your Reimagined Library

In recent months, the team at MCPL has been welcoming customers back to the first branches to be r
Read More
Farview

MCPL Opens Farview Neighborhood Library

As a way to better serve customers who live and work in eastern Independence, Mid-Continent
Read More
Coronavirus

Libraries Closed Through 3/31

All Mid-Continent Public Library branches will be closed to the public beginning at noon today (Monday, March
Read More

Was this page helpful? Yes No