Additional Chinese Exercise Class Starts 8 November in Yateley

Starting on 8th November, an additional Chinese Exercise Class will open at 10 a.m. in Yateley Village Hall, Old School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NG.

This is a Drop-in class which offers all the health benefits of a conventional Tai Chi class without the need to follow a lengthy syllabus or practise intensively between classes.  There is no need to enrol in advance or commit to attending each week; just come along when you want to and join in.

Exercises are based around the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and related, centuries-old mind/body training patterns in order to cultivate energy and enhance general well-being.

Price:  £5 per person per session.  (20% off for all NHS employees upon presentation of a valid ID.)


From the South China Morning Post:

Traditional Chinese exercises such as tai chi may improve the health and well-being of those living with heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke, according to new research from the Shanghai University of Sport published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers reviewed 35 studies, including 2,249 participants from 10 countries, on the physical and psychological benefits of traditional Chinese exercises (most commonly tai chi and qigong). The researchers found, among participants with cardiovascular disease, Chinese exercises helped reduce systolic blood pressure (the top number) by more than 9.12 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by more than 5 mm Hg on average. They also found small, but statistically significant drops in the levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides. Chinese exercises also seemed to improve quality of life and reduce depression in patients with cardiovascular disease. …….