Tai Ch’i program at Landrum Presbyterian

Published 3:32 pm Friday, June 17, 2011

Landrum Presbyterian Church invites the surrounding communities to join them in their second eight-week exercise program using Tai Ch’i. For those not familiar with Tai Ch’i, it is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of slow and gentle body moves while breathing deeply. The gentle moves promote relaxation and relief from stress.

Studies have shown it may help maintain bone health, provide beneficial relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and knee osteoarthritis, improves sleep quality, promotes cardiopulmonary fitness through deep breathing and improves balance. This exercise is for all age groups. The only requirements are that you must be able to stand and do very gentle stretching.

The eight-week session will begin the first Thursday in July, July 7, and continue each Thursday through August. In order to accommodate both retirees and those working, two classes will be held: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Ed Kan of Isothermal Community College will be the instructor. Each session is limited to 12 participants. This allows Kan to give ‘one-on-one’ instruction.

Landrum Presbyterian Church is located at 404 Rutherford Street, directly across from the post office. You will find fliers, with registration forms attached, in many restaurants/stores, giving all the information, or you may register by calling 864-457-2761. Leave your name and number and any questions you may have regarding the Tai Ch’i exercise program.

– article submitted by Jan Ludwick