Tai chi classes are social experiences, learning new things in a group setting and practicing together. You get exercise, but you also can reap the benefits of social connection.
Research shows that older people are happier and less lonely when they spend time with others. Research also shows they can even be healthier. Evidence suggests that we even live longer by virtue of being part of a regular sharing and caring group.
It doesn’t have to be your biological family, either. A tai chi family is just as powerful in overcoming loneliness and in creating a safe environment to explore activities that are shown to be positive influences for physical and mental health.
I invite newcomers to see how tai chi and social connections can make their lives more engaging and active. March is beginners’ month.