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Tai Chi

We are very pleased to offer small group Tai Chi classes. Many of our clients who find their balance being challenged take these classes to prevent falls in the future. The research on this fall-reduction benefit of Tai Chi is very, very strong. Remember the fall to prevent is the first one! If you have already fallen, or feel that your balance has suffered over time, get into our classes today. Aging Americans needs help to stay independent longer, and we can help.

Tai Chi Private Sessions

One-on-one instruction for one hour. Excellent for the beginner with no prior experience in this technique, as well as those who may want or need extra instruction in any aspect of the work.

Tai Chi Group Classes

One instructor working with 1 – 7 clients at a time. Ongoing group classes are offered mornings and evenings during the week.

Not sure? Questions?

Call the Ando Studio at 714.974.0330 to arrange for a free exercise consultation to have us help you choose the right type of instruction to help you reach your wellness and fitness goals.

Tai Chi Background Information

The ancient art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health.

The graceful images of people gliding through dance-like poses as they practice Tai Chi (TIE-chee) are compelling. Simply watching them is relaxing. Tai Chi, in fact, is often described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements – connecting the mind and body.

Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that has existed for some 2,000 years. Practiced regularly, Tai Chi can help you reduce stress and improve balance and decrease your risk for falling a huge benefit for aging Americans.

Tai Chi, sometimes called Tai Chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do Tai Chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pausing. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can practice Tai Chi. It doesn’t take physical prowess. Rather, Tai Chi emphasizes technique over strength.

Our Tai Chi instructor can teach you specific positions and how to regulate your breathing. The instructor also can teach you how to practice Tai Chi safely, especially if you have injuries, chronic conditions, balance or coordination problems. It is possible to overdo Tai Chi (or any exercise) when you are first learning a new technique. If you have any balance, joint, spine or heart problems it’s possible you could strain yourself or overdo it when first learning. Consider talking with your doctor before starting a new program.

During Tai Chi classes, the instructor can give you personal guidance and correct any errors in your style before they become habit. Eventually, you may feel confident enough to do Tai Chi on your own. But if you like the social element, consider sticking with group classes.