Adapted Tai Chi will help with balance, co-ordination and breathing.
The exercises used within an adapted Tai Chi component are designed to improve posture and alignment, weight transfer and balance. Slow, flowing, continuous, low impact movements incorporated into the sessions are gentle on the joints and muscles. At the same time, the participant will regulate their breathing, enjoy the movements and bring their PNS down into a rest and digest phase, ready for relaxation and mindfulness.
Performed in seated or standing – depending on stability, it will help to lower the pulse and bring some calm to the clients through effective breathing techniques in readiness for the relaxation and mindfulness section to complete the session.
Begin by ensuring the participants are able to respond to you vocally – Talk test
Set up to ensure there is adequate space to move if needed or space for body movements and explain fully that safety and stability, with a regular breath is vital here. Encourage movement in standing but safety is paramount so if unsure, or the participant is fatigued, encourage movements in seated for now.