ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a free “Tai Chi for Recovery” course on Zoom this spring. The course will be held Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning April 24 and continuing through June 12. This beginner-level course will introduce participants to the Sun, Yang and Chen styles of tai chi. While this class is geared toward people in recovery, it is appropriate for anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or chronic pain.
Tai chi is increasingly referred to as “medication in motion.” The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be an effective exercise form that improves health and well-being. Tai chi’s slow, gentle, controlled movements have been found to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility, concentration, endurance, balance and muscle strength. Tai Chi is also effective in relieving physical discomfort and in doing so, improves physical and mental functioning.
While classes are free, donations are suggested. To register, go to bit.ly/tai-chi-classes.