Beginners Tai Chi: Is it time to start a new hobby?

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Beginners Tai Chi: Is it time to start a new hobby?

tai chi balanceWith benefits for physical and mental health, tai chi has the potential to change your life for the better. Various studies have shown that tai chi can extend your life, improve your mood and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Tai chi has been shown to improve sleep quality and heart health, as well as boosting cognitive function. So, whether you’re an older person looking to improve your memory or a younger one that wants to improve flexibility, balance and mental health, why wait any longer to start?

How can I start tai chi?

One of the easiest ways to get started is to sign up for a beginner’s tai chi class. You’re never too old or too young. By joining a class you’ll see the moves in person, receiving personalised feedback that will help you make the most of every session.

Joining a tai chi class is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends. This adds to the mental health benefits, providing regular social interaction.

– Where are tai chi classes available?

You can start tai chi by joining any of our Birmingham classes. These include classes in:

* Aldridge
* Bloxwich
* Erdington
* Solihull
* Sutton Coldfield
* Selly Oak
* Pype Hayes
* Streetly
* Walsall

Our tai chi class in Pype Hayes is only for beginners. So, if you can get there, this is a great place to start. Here, you’ll be with others that are new to tai chi.

Alternatively, our Erdington class is ideal for beginners that want to work alongside others will all levels of experience. Here, there are two instructors to make sure that nobody feels left behind.

Am I too old to start tai chi?

You’re never too old to start with beginners tai chi. For older people, there are many benefits.

Tai chi uses smooth and flowing movements, placing very little stress and strain on the body, but has physical benefits that will keep your heart strong and maintain good flexibility and balance. Starting tai chi is also a great way to meet and interact with new people, which is especially important when you’re older and might not have as many social opportunities.

Tai chi has cognitive benefits. It can improve your memory, processing, and mental flexibility, helping to reduce your risk of conditions like dementia.

tai chi walsallMaybe I’m too young to start tai chi?

Tai chi provides incredible benefits at every age. You’re not too young to start.

Younger people today lead very stressful and busy lives. A weekly tai chi class is the perfect way to unwind. Tai chi can improve your mood, reduce anxiety and decrease your stress levels, which could make it much easier to get through a college or university course!

If you don’t consider yourself to be a gym addict, then tai chi could be a perfect alternative. Movements are slower and more gentle, making this a low impact exercise that you can practice every single day.

Why join a beginner’s tai chi class?

There are many ways to start learning tai chi, but none are as effective as joining a beginner tai chi class. In class, your instructor provides help and assistance to make sure that you are doing moves correctly.

Instructors can check that your poses are correct and that your movements are effective. You can then practice them at home in your own time, perhaps with supporting tai chi videos.


Is it time to start a new hobby?

Perhaps the best thing about tai chi is that it’s a hobby to enjoy. You can find a weekly tai chi class to meet new people, but can also do tai chi in your own time between your weekly lessons in Birmingham.

It’s easy to become passionate about tai chi as a hobby. Whether you use tai chi to relax every evening, or just enjoy your class every week, starting beginners tai chi is likely to have a positive effect on your life.

Ready to start?

To start tai chi, contact Central Tai Chi and book your place in a class.

A beginner’s tai chi class is a fantastic opportunity to improve your mental and physical health.