Guidebook: Tai Chi for Parkinson’s DiseaseNow available: 65 page Tai Chi for Therapy Home Study Guide Book& DVD ($29.99)
NEW: Instructor guidebook with Parkinson’s protocol & DVD $49.99
- How to Plan a Program
- How to Plan a Class
- How to plan a weeks class and practice schedule, including a weekly planner (workbook)
- Detailed Movement Practice: extensive photo and written instructions, with supporting video
Regular Practice with ” Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance” Therapeutic Tai Chi Fall Prevention Program DVD can lead to better Balance :
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
About Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance
- This Tai Chi program represents the results from years of scientific research and community evaluations. It’s focus is on preventing falls through regular practice. 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.