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Learn Tai Chi to improve your health

Posted on 04/22/19 by Juanita Jiménez-Soto

By Stephanie Sanchez

AARP is teaming up with the Carlotta Petrina Cultural Art Center to bring Tai Chi classes to Brownsville. Tai Chi, also known as Taiji, was developed in China, and combines deep breathing and martial arts moves choreographed into slow and gentle movements. Strength, balance, and fitness are a few of the things Tai Chi can improve when put into practice.

A series of Tai Chi classes are being held in Brownsville. All the courses will be at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Art Center, located at 1452 East Madison Street. The next Tai Chi session is Wednesday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m. You can take advantage of that class or register for any of the upcoming courses on the Tai Chi Series for Health event page or call 1-877-926-8300.

Registration for all Tai Chi Classes is at 9:30 a.m. The classes run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Series 1 - Dates
Monday, May 6
Monday, May 13
Monday, May 20

Series 2 - Dates
Wednesday, April 24
Wednesday, May 1
Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, Mary 22
Wednesday, May 29

If you plan to attend a class remember to dress in comfortable clothes that allow for moving freely.

About Tai Chi
Countless studies have shown that Tai Chi helps prevent trips and falls by improving posture and balance. Other benefits include pain management, a healthier immune system, and cognitive function. Unlike many other exercises or sports, you don’t need to know martial arts or be uber athletic to benefit from Tai Chi. Age isn’t a factor in this exercise; therefore, anyone can practice it.

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