“Tai Chi:Moving for Better Balance” Tai Chi for Therapy DVD produced by the researchers: original content . Video: just $5.99 +(S&H $2.99 USPS First Class)
“Tai Chi participants showed significant improvements in:all measures of functional balance,physical performance,and reduced fear of falling. Elderly Fall Prevention Exercise”Intervention gains in these measures were maintained at a 6-month post-intervention follow-up in the Tai Chi group.” Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences,2005
This DVD teaches the same Tai Chi form used in the Tai Chi and Parkinson’s Study, Reported in the New England Journal of Medicine; Feb, 2012.
This Tai Chi program represents the results of years of scientific research and community evaluations. It’s focus is on preventing falls through regular Tai Chi, when practiced regularly, will improve one’s balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. (has been shown to reduce the risk of falling by as much as 55%).
- There are 8 single forms in the program, all of which are derived from the traditional, well-known, 24-Form Yang Style Tai Chi but tailored to community adults who wish to improve balance and mobility, and consequently, reduce the risk of falling.
- All forms adhere to the fundamental principles of traditional Tai Chi that involve weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing stances, correct postural body alignment, and coordinated movements performed in a slow,continuous, circular, and flowing manner.
- Performance of the forms is closely coordinated with natural breathing, that is,each single movement is paired with the natural inhale and exhale breathing cycle.
- The eight single forms are arranged in a progression from easy to more difficult. Each of these forms can be performed and practiced repeatedly as a single movement or in combination as part of a routine.
Use this DVD to practice better movement excursion and control, and consistent, steady walking patterns:
- improved postural stability
- improved control of body positioning
- improved gait initiation
- improved movement symmetry and coordination
- improved lower extremity strength