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Senior Citizens Learn Tai Chi To Stay Fit

For the folks at the Golden Age Home in Samabula, it was time to Tai Chi yesterday afternoon.
20 Dec 2019 13:46
Senior Citizens Learn Tai Chi To Stay Fit
Tai Chi Master, Wu Dong teaching some Tai Chi moves to residents of the Golden Age Home in Samabula, Suva, on December 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

For the folks at the Golden Age Home in Samabula, it was time to Tai Chi yesterday afternoon.

World renowned Tai Chi master, Wu Dong, held a class for the elderly at the Home.

Tai chi, short for T’ai chi ch’üan or Tàijí quán, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defence training, its health benefits and meditation.

Mr Wu said in China, the elderly practiced it daily and this allowed many of them to stay fit.

“Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese martial art that integrates medicine and body movements to deliver mental harmony and physical healing,” he said.

Mr Wu’s magnetic personality was an instant hit with the residents as he got them doing little exercises and talking in Chinese.

Tai Chi Master, Wu Dong stresses a point to the residents of the Golden Age Home in Samabula, Suva on December 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Tai Chi Master, Wu Dong stresses a point to the residents of the Golden Age Home in Samabula, Suva on December 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

This programme is brought to Fiji by the China Cultural Centre.

Director of China Cultural Centre Sun Jie said: “Nowadays there is a large Tai Chi population around the world. Tai Chi helps with spinal problems, shoulder and neck pains, and aching joints. So this is a unique and especially beneficial opportunity for senior citizens.”

Mr Wu will host other training courses arranged by China Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Fiji government ministries.

And December 21, a training course will to be take place at theç with local fitness groups.

Tai Chi Master, Wu Dong allows residents to ask questions at the Golden Age Home in Samabula, Suva on December 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Tai Chi Master, Wu Dong allows residents to ask questions at the Golden Age Home in Samabula, Suva on December 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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