Shallyn's latest Tai Chi class is underway at Perfect Fit Wellness Center, focusing on Mindset and Neck and Shoulder Stability. Click on the videos below to get a taste of what is happening in class right now. Join us Thursday nights from 6 to 7 pm to enjoy Shallyn's Rehabilitative Tai Chi in a fun, relaxed group atmosphere. Included in Perfect Fit Wellness Center membership or $10 a drop in class.
Accordion Breathing Polishing the Table Turtle Retracts Head
Cloud Hands Swimming Dragon Heart and Lung Opening
2 Hand Offering Thumb Gazing Tree Hugging
Owl Turns her Head Between Earth and Sky
The cool thing about being a Rehabilitative (Physical Therapist) Tai Chi instructor is all of these moves can be modified to meet you where you are physically at -- lying down, sitting, standing, stepping, walking. Tai Chi is meant to be practiced in the "yellow-zone" -- challenging to you, but not eliciting pain. It is meant to be relaxed and slow. It transitions you from a sympathetic nervous system state (stressed out from work/day happenings) to a parasympathetic nervous system state (the only state our body can heal in). Even just practicing proper postural alignment OR focused breathing OR mindful meditation during these guided moves can have major health benefits to lead you to a well and active life.
Give Shallyn's a call at (719) 219-5865 with any questions about her Tai Chi practice or schedule an appointment for further personalized Tai Chi practice for your health needs/goals. No appointment necessary for joining one or many of her community Tai Chi classes (at Perfect Fit Wellness Center, Peyton CO September through May and outdoors, at Shallyn's Physical Therapy and Wellness Services, Black Forest CO June to September).
Here's to better health to all of my neighbors!
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