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Tai Chi Ball - Movement, Meditation & Strength - Friday

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Tai Chi Ball - Movement, Meditation & Strength - Friday

Tai Chi for Health - 8 Week Course

Eight-week enrolment courses starting Friday 20th October

Simon Building Wellbeing rooms - Dual Usage Room

Course Time: 12:00 - 13:00pm


Student / UMSA  - £33.50

Staff                  - £37.50

Public                - £44.50

All courses are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated.

Class intensity level - Low intensity *

Easy – suitable for beginners and getting back to exercise



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Course Dates

20th October 2017 – 8th December 2017

Course Leader

Colin Hughes
Course Description


A fascinating and holistic mind/body exercise system which uses wooden balls to gently exercise the whole body. Rooted in the health and longevity movement arts of ancient China, these basic routines are easy to learn and fun to practice. Specifically, the exercises help to mobilise and strengthen all of the joints of the body through gentle whole body movements focused on relaxed circular, rolling and spiralling patterns of expression. Participants are encouraged to be mindful of postural and biomechanical alignments, and to move in harmony with their breath to promote a sense of relaxed energy and vitality. As well as being physically effective (building strength, flexibility and endurance), the exercises can help release tension in the nerves, enabling deep relaxation and helping reduce potentially damaging mental and emotional stress.