Tai chi tips to fight dis­ease

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Sport -

PEO­PLE who prac­tise tai chi to as­sist their fight against Parkin­son’s dis­ease had the chance to learn from a world expert last month.

Vis­it­ing from China as a guest of lo­cal tai chi Mas­ter and in­ter­na­tional cham­pion Gawain Siu, Chen Zhonghua passed on his decades of knowl­edge at the Loftus Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Leed­erville.

Parkin­son’s WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Brenda Matthews said the tai chi ses­sions were ex­tremely ben­e­fi­cial to all those who at­tended.

“We’re in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to have some­one of Mas­ter Chen’s cal­i­bre at­tend our class,” she said.

“Tai chi is suit­able for peo­ple of all ages, in ad­di­tion to it be­ing help­ful in as­sist­ing bal­ance, pre- vent­ing falls, pro­mot­ing cir­cu­la­tion and boost­ing feel­ings of well­be­ing.”

Free tai chi classes for those liv­ing with Parkin­son’s take place ev­ery Mon­day morn­ing from 10.30am to 11.30am at Loftus Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and in­clude morn­ing tea.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.parkin­sons. wa.org.au/whats-on/ sup­port-pro­grams.

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