Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019

Introductory Tai Chi Class
 
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Auditorium (or alternate location when indicated)
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6459 for information and to enroll before attending classes.
 
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi has been practiced for centuries, dating back to Taoist monasteries. Also known as T’ai chi ch’uan or Taiijiquan, Tai Chi was developed as an ancient Chinese martial art. Tai Chi is a widely practiced form of exercise with numerous health benefits. Tai Chi is roughly the equivalent to a brisk walk.
While there is not enough research to conclude clear benefits, studies have demonstrated Tai Chi to have potential positive effects for falls, hypertension, cognitive performance, osteoarthritis, depression, pain, balance confidence and COPD.
Tai Chi is most commonly taught as a series of slow, gentle, low-impact movements that integrate the breath, the mind, and physical activity to achieve greater awareness and a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Tai Chi is typically taught from a master to a student. It  is based on the master’s approval rather than a formal educational format with certification.  
 
Martial Arts Class
 
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center Wellness Center
 
Did you know that practicing martial arts is great exercise?
 
You can improve your cardiovascular health, lose weight, increase muscle tone, improve reflexes, or simply improve your mood with martial arts.
 
Join us weekly to get physically fit while learning martial arts techniques.
 
 
 
Veterans must call 878-271-6484 before participating in the class.
 
Meditation
 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:30 PM (EST)
Location: Abie Abraham VA Health Care Center - Room MH005
 
Meditation Class
Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm
Every Saturday at 12pm
Room 1MH005
 
Potential Benefits of Meditation:
•Reduced pain & enhances the body’s immune system.
•Reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, anger & confusion.
•Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse.
•Increased blood flow & slows the heart rate.
•Provides a sense of calm, peace & balance.
•Helps reverse heart disease.
•Helps control thoughts.
•Increased energy.
•Reduced stress.
•Improved sleep.
 
Join us for ½ hour meditation and instruction to Kundalini Maha Yoga.  Kundalini Maha Yoga is an ancient science of consciousness raising.  It is a complete and holistic science covering every aspect of the human condition that can provide many of the benefits listed above.
For more information, please call the Patient Centered Care Coordinator/Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Program Manager at 878-271-6484