Art After Dark: Tai Chi for Health & Wellness by Sensei Lonnie Calhoun

Wednesday, September 18, 20196:00PM - Wednesday, September 18, 20198:00PM
At Longwood Center for the Visual Arts 129 N. Main Street Farmville, Virginia 23901

Tai Chi for Health TM and Wellness Workshop presented by Sensei Lonnie Calhoun, Jigoku Dojo

Join Sensei Lonnie Calhoun, as he leads a workshop at the LCVA's Art After Dark series Wednesday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. This workshop is to provide a brief introduction to Tai Chi and engage the audience in the active practice of T'ai Chi, the Moving Meditation.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese Martial Art that involves slow movement and coordinated breathing. “Tai Chi is a weight-bearing and moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise. Current research suggests that practice of Tai Chi can improve balance, reduce falls and increase leg strength.”

According to Chinese philosophy, Tai Chi works by using opposing forces within your body (a concept called yin and yang) to release your vital energy source, called your qi. Practicing tai chi may teach you better balance and get your qi flowing. Although it's hard to study yin and yang and qi, many studies do support the benefits of tai chi.

Research into Tai Chi has suggested many possible benefits:

Prevention of falls in older adults
Reduction of pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis
Reduction of pain in people with fibromyalgia

Doors will open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and the program will begin at 6:15 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. LCVA exhibitions and programs are made possible through the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Walter J. Payne Foundation, Anne Carter & Walter R. Robbins, Jr. Foundation, the E.B. Duff Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, Southside Electric Cooperative, Walmart, Julie Kline Dixon and Guy Dixon, Navona & David Hart, Real Living Cornerstone, Helton House, Haley Auto Mall, The Woodland, Inc., Candice Jamison Dowdy '69 and Charles H. Dowdy III + Northwestern Mutual, Foster Fuels, Linda Arthur, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and Longwood University Office of Alumni and Career Services.


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