Delaware town accommodates tai chi exercises
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Staying physically active is essential to the ability of senior citizens' to live independently. However, some may feel more comfortable within smaller, intimate settings instead of a large, fancy gym. Seniors can enjoy classes that teach tai chi exercises, which are often taught at community centers or public parks.
For example, the Town Council of Bethany, Delaware, was inundated with requests from residents to accommodate tai chi, yoga and Zumba classes at the Bethany Beach Bandstand.
Well, ask, and you shall receive! The Council recognized the value of these mind-body regimens and will allow classes to be held at the center during the upcoming season.
This is good news for anyone who wants to learn about the power of tai chi, according to instructor Jim Mace. The 74-year-old believes these exercises helped him control his diabetes.
"It felt so good that I shook the diabetes. And because I like to exercise myself, [this is a good opportunity] to show people something they may have never seen before," he told The Daily Times.
Individuals who want to know more about these holistic healing techniques should consider looking into Dahn Yoga and tai chi classes.