Tai Chi Tigers Breathe-Tap-Stretch free exercise routines for all!

The instructors of Tai Chi Tigers are exceptionally well and busy making videos  freely, for people to help  overcome the isolation and loneliness during these Covid restrictions, to improve their health and wellbeing – mentally and physically, in their own homes, on their own or with a partner, children  or anyone else allowed.

They are free to everyone – take a look and try them for yourself and family here. Good idea? then please pass on and share them.

The series started as a 7-day Challenge but with such a brilliant response we felt it would benefit everyone by continuing.

So, creating a daily habit that you can fit into each and every day, at any time, we add a little more each week!

The series, Breathe – Tap – Stretch, is available on YouTube starting with this one.

We hope it will help as many people as possible – so seated or standing – sound and text prompts, we hope to have given everyone the opportunity to benefit.

The exercises look simple but trying them out, you can feel the difference – give them a go!

Please encourage people to at least try one of the videos – they are created for every one…fit, unfit, less-able, mentally and physically challenged, people hard of hearing and visually challenged with voice and text throughout.

They are simple to follow, simple to do, going through each of them at a personal pace – we hope they will help everyone – young and old.

Testimonials

We have some fabulous feedback from people who don’t know us, and people who have never done anything like this before…

“Last year I had the Virus and was very ill, didn’t go to hospital but it was very close. What saved me was remembering the Tai Chi breathing exercises that you shown at your classes” David R 

“Doing the challenge every morning, before doing anything else, has given me a focus and a real beginning to the day. My mojo is back!!!” Sue H

“Thank you for inspiring us to move in a morning  – not always easy at the moment. Never thought that tapping would do it. The exercises for wrists and hips are quite challenging for my arthritis but hopefully I will improve with practice. 

Thank you for your time & energy”. Val H

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017

“An unprecedented global health and healing event unfolding around the planet & Yorkshire!”

On Saturday 29 April 2017
Dean Clough, Halifax HX3 5AX at 11am.
Just turn up and join in the tutor-led session…

What is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
It is a global celebration of Health and Happiness
http://www.worldtaichiday.org/ABOUTwtcqd.html

Beginning in New Zealand, World Tai Chi Day unfolds across the time zones of the world spanning 60 countries and 6 continents. In a world often dominated by negativity, the ancient Chinese arts and medicines of Tai Chi and Qigong present a spectacular visual event promoting calm and wellness both locally and worldwide.

View a short video of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in Dean Clough in 2015

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Happiness

Tai Chi Tigers are taught in the traditional way to help you understand and appreciate the basic principles – to appreciate and benefit from Tai Chi & Qigong exercises to help improve health and wellbeing.

Join Tai Chi Tigers and stay healthy & active with classes taking place in various venues throughout Calderdale on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

No equipment is needed, no floor work and most of the sessions can be done, or adapted, for seated practice.

Wear loose comfortable clothing and flat flexible footwear, bring a bottle of water with you if you would like to.

Click here for detailed information on classes or visit taichitigers.co.uk to find out more about the group or call 01422 240730.

Activities for over 50’s in Southowram

Over 50 and looking for something to do? why not go along and enjoy weekly activities with SOFA (Southowram Over Fifties Activities) including scrabble, art workshops, line dancing, table tennis, singing and more.

Every week at St Anne’s Community Rooms, HX3 9TD and Southowram Community Centre (Off Law Lane).

It is advised that you consult your doctor prior to any form of physical activity. If you have any enquiries please contact Peter on 01422 346204

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Creating Active Communities with Neighbourhood Schemes

Every Tuesday until 27 September (excluding 12 April, 24 May, 12 July, 2 August and 20 September) you can get involved and join Neighbourhood Schemes for the following programme at Shelf Library, Shelf Village Hall:

  • 2pm to 3pm – Relaxation Therapy/Meditation and Kurling,
  • 3pm to 3.30pm – break for tea/coffee, biscuits and a chat
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm – Tai Chi

Share new activities, make new friends and wear appropriate loose fitting clothes and comfortable footwear – Prior to any form of new physical activity it is advised that you consult with your doctor.

For more information please contact: Hayley Conlon, Neighbourhood Schemes Team on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Get active with Age UK – Tai Chi Exercise Classes

This gentle exercise  can be performed either standing or sitting and the exercises are designed to reduce the risk of falling by developing and improving balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness, posture & co-ordination.

The classes are delivered by a qualified Tai Chi tutor, who provides a flexible program of exercise to meet individual needs at the following venues and times:

  • Every Friday – 2.30pm to 3.30pm – St Thomas Parish Hall, Greetland
  • Every Friday – 10am to 11am – Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden,
  • Every Monday – 12.15pm to 1.15pm – St Judes Church Hall, King Cross, Halifax
  • Todmorden Fielden Centre – Call 01706 817926 for more information.

If you would like to use this service or to talk to an Age UK staff member about what can be donefor you, please contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040, email enquiries@acck.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk\calderdaleandkirklees