It makes sense to look after your health, because we all know regular exercise is good for us and helps us cope with today’s fast paced lifestyle. A new routine that may be of interest is the Chinese Art of Tai Chi because it is known to be one of the best exercises to reduce stress.
Tai Chi is different to many other forms of exercise in that the exercise itself is of a holistic nature. Scientific studies have shown it increases suppleness, improves your breathing and joint mobility and the slow gentle movements have an invigorating effect on your mind and body.
Tai Chi can also improve conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions and other chronic illnesses.
Instructor Frank Murphy qualified under the world famous Dr Paul Lam, founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute, first took up Tai Chi fifteen years ago in the UK as he suffered from some arthritis pains in his hips and back.
He says; “Every trainer knows we need cardio-vascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility for health but Tai Chi also corrects any weak posture which results in less wear and tear on the joints, not to mention the massive benefits of reduced stress. These gentle flowing movements might appear a bit funny but they strengthen the inner organs as well as boosting the immune system and are performed in a way that is natural, help enhance your energy levels. Just try one class and see for yourself”.
Frank currently teaches a wide variety of people ranging from college students, office and factory workers covering a wide age group, from people in their teens to people in their seventies and even their eighties to athletes recovering from painful injury. Tai Chi is endorsed by the American, Australian and New Zealand government bodies and is fast gaining more recognition from world health agencies.
He is starting a new set of classes again at the beautiful Nano Nagle Center which is located near Killavullen on the N73 road between Mallow and Castletownroche. These ideal surroundings set you in a perfect mood to practice Tai Chi and improve your health.
A New Beginner’s Tai Chi Course starts on Wednesday evenings in September at Nano Nagle Center. For more details contact Frank Murphy on 087 2704478 or visit the website on www.taichiclassescork.com.
Press Release Published in the The Avondhu 29.08.13