Senior member of tai chi group works on energy healing and the essentials of self care
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Some people go their entire lives without understanding the power of energy healing and the essentials of self care. However, Canadian resident Billie Bridgman is not one of these individuals.
According to the Guelph Mercury, the 94-year-old is the most senior member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada. The group meets twice a week to perform relaxing tai chi exercises that incorporate gentle breathing, posing and stretching. Although tai chi is considered a form of martial arts, the holistic regimen focuses on enhancing strength and flexibility through slow, tranquil movements, which makes it a suitable activity for men and women of Bridgman's age.
"It's amazing. It's so gentle, and it just stretches everything," she explained, quoted by the news source. "I have lots of aches and twinges here and there, but nothing too serious. Tai chi is a philosophical thing as well. You are just moving very slowly and are in complete control."
Bridgman was introduced to the program at the age of 78 and has been participating ever since.
Older adults who are looking for an appropriate alternative to rigorous workout routines like running and biking may want to try tai chi to improve their well-being.