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Join us for Tai Chi tonight at 6.30pm at Shefford Community Hall. No need to book - just turn up wearing flat soled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing.
Tai chi may improve depression, anxiety and sleep in stroke survivors... https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/06/18/tai-chi-depression-stroke-study/2531624022843/
This event is organised by Ian and his classes are being opened up this week, so if you want to try Tai Chi, join us this week!
The Shefford Community Festival - which BEST is proudly sponsoring - starts today!
Running until next Sunday, see the festival website for the programme
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Tai chi may help relieve depression and anxiety in stroke survivors https://4state.news/tai-chi-shows-promise-for-relief-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-stroke-survivors/
- "The other day I ran upstairs like I used to – for the first time in years."
- "I feel more agile."
- "Excellent lesson tonight Ian, some seriously impressive stance and posture work" - Liberty Louise
- "Since starting tai chi with Ian I have noticed an increase in energy levels and a calmer state of mind. It does take work and practice, but is most definitely worth the effort" - Carla N
- "Knowing when my posture is bad it reminds me to straighten up, relaxation which can be done at home and also feeling better in my body."
- "I hold myself a lot better."
- "My reason for choosing Tai Chi was that I needed to reduce the tension my body would store as a result of normal daily activities and I felt that Tai Chi would be the answer. I needed to persevere in the early months as it was quite a difficult concept to relax and let go of tension by moving with tiny adjustments to my posture. Now it is almost second nature to check and recheck my posture in order to relax and ease the tension.
Looking back to the early months of Tai Chi I learnt how to listen to my body as it told me the discomforts that I had to release and work to ease. When I started I had a knee injury and a lower back niggle which was frequently needing adjustment by a practitioner. My knee is no longer an issue and my back is kept comfortable by small and regular positional checks throughout Tai Chi sessions and exercises and in daily living" - Sheila Biscoe
- "After a fall years ago, I have developed difficulties with balance and I now walk with a stick. These classes have enormously developed my sense of balance. It follows now that, instead of expecting a near future of less and less mobility, I anticipate to be mobile as long as I live."
- "The classes relieved stress and I am less irritable, just doing the exercise."
- "My handwriting has improved – my hand used to shake but it is much steadier now."
“I have been practicing Tai Chi once a week with Ian Deavin and after 4 years I realised just how much better my back was feeling and that I simply don’t notice my shoulder, which used to be quite painful – so I have started going to classes twice a week and really enjoy it.” - Val Rigby, 81
- "I feel better in myself that I was able to do Tai Chi."
- "After doing the class I feel calm and able to cope better with stress."
- "I feel more relaxed and my posture is better."
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