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Chi Gong for Graceful Aging & Fall Prevention Video
Chi Gong for Graceful Aging and Fall Prevention exercises develop a graceful, light, stable bearing. Just the fear of falling prevents many seniors from being as active as they would like. All of the challenges that lead to falls are addressed by this approach:
- Waning strength and balance disrupt timing
- Changing direction when we spoil our balance by twisting our torso and knees
- Poor posture puts weight teetering forward or tottering backward
- Missteps and obstacles
This video is based on our work at the Poudre Valley Hospital Aspen Club teaching more than 300 seniors these graceful aging and fall prevention Chi Gong exercises.
Movements progress from simple to more complex, from isolated arm motions to full body motions, from standing on both legs to progressively standing on one at a time, and finally, from individual movements to a continuous flow of motion. Animal Forms and Cheng Man-ch’ing’s Eight Ways are the foundation of the work. This Video contains: Instructions on how to cultivate chi, step-by-step lessons on how to perform eight Chi Gong Forms, and a ten minute follow along routine for daily practice.