Tai Chi Demonstration
BCAK is considering adding Tai Chi classes to its list of exercise programs for breast cancer survivors if there is sufficient interest. To familiarize members with this exercise form, BCAK has arranged for Denis Dong and some of his fellow Tai Chi practitioners to provide a demonstration:
on Saturday, June 3 2017
at 2:00 p.m.
in the BCAK multipurpose room
Due to space limitations, participation is limited to 30 persons. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call our office at 613-531-7912 to reserve your space.
Tai Chi and Breast Cancer
Tai chi is an exercise that combines slow, graceful movements with meditation and breathing techniques. Because the body is constantly in motion, Tai Chi is sometimes called “moving meditation.” Although Tai Chi has developed into an exercise for health purposes, it originated as a martial art in 12th-century China. Many practitioners believe that there is a vital energy flowing throughout the body, called qi (pronounced “chee”) and that tai chi helps prevent the flow of qi from being blocked.
Research in breast cancer patients has shown that tai chi may help to increase:
heart and lung function
feelings of well-being
For more information about Tai Chi and breast cancer, see BreastCancer.org’s Tai Chi webpage.
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