Starting on 13th March, and under the Go Active Gold initiative, developed by the South Oxfordshire District Council, all residents are invited to join Tai-Chi classes which are excellent for improving strength, flexibility and balance.

Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.

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While there’s scope for more rigorous research on tai chi’s health benefits, studies have shown that tai chi can help people aged 65 and over to reduce stress, improve balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Classes take place at The Diamond Jubilee Pavillion in Gallowstree Common, on Mondays from 11am to 12pm and cost £4.

To book your place, contact Simone Passeri over email or phone 07717326661.

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