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.
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
“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
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
Heartbeat is a registered charity based in Brighouse and run by volunteers who provide Exercise and Tai Chi classes, social events and walks for people who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.
The following activities cost just £2 for members and take place at Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, HD6 4LX
Tai Chi – 9.30am to 10.25am
Tai Chi – 10.30am to 11.25am
Exercise – 11.30am to 12.30pm
Exercise – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Exercise – 9.30am to 10.25am
Exercise – 10.30am to 11.25am
Exercise – 11.30am to 122.30pm
Walks / Health Walks
Walks are organised every alternate Tuesday morning and every Saturday. Walks typically last 2 to 3 hours and usually end with a lunch. Organised through trained walk leaders the walks are FREE to all members, carers and parents. People who do not meet the set criteria are welcome to join the walks as an Associate Member providing they pay the annual membership fee of £5.
How do you join?
There are several ways to join classes if you meet the criteria and become a member of Heartbeat:
- See your Doctor or Practice Nurse and ask to be enrolled in the Better Living Programme.
- Obtain a letter from your Doctor/Practice Nurse stating that you meet 1 or more of the criteria and you are able to exercise
What’s the Criteria?
Remember you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria to join the Exercise and Tai Chi classes:
- You have a heart condition or have had a cardiac event
- you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
- you are overweight (BMI greater than 25)
- you are diabetic (Diabetes 1 or 2)
Get active with Tai Chi at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.
Every Wednesday – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA
Costs just £3 per session and everyone is welcome to get involved.
For information contact Julie Stott at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07584 901236
Get involved and get active with a new Tai Chi class at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.
Starts Wednesday 9 March – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA
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 email@example.com or visit www.ageuk.org.uk\calderdaleandkirklees.