Tai Chi is a great exercise for senior citizens because it reduces the risk of falls. Learn the beginning stance in Tai Chi with this free exercise video clip from a registered nurse and nutritionist.
Hi, I'm Jan Kain. Today I'm going to talk to you about Tai Chi the ancient martial arts from China. Tai Chi is very, very beneficial for many reasons, it is a great exercise system. It's great for flexibility, coordination, strength, grace and building balance and above all strengthening your immune system and relaxation and stress reduction. So to get started we're going to begin in ready stance. So you're always going to be ready for anything in martial arts. So begin by standing with your feet about as wide as your hips. Your knees are soft, your abdomen is tucked in, your arms are straight down by your sides there. Relaxed but yet they have strength. Chin is tucked and your eyes are focusing straight ahead. Feed are grounded so you are ready and now we can move on to the next move which will be our first movement in the series.