In Tai Chi and Qigong, good posture centers around the principle of verticality. That means the head is centered over the torso, the torso rests over the hips and the hips are centered over the legs and feet, your base of support.
The spine is literally the backbone of verticality. In this vertical position, your head will sit squarely on top of your spine instead of jutting forward. Your head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds, but just a slight tilt forward more than doubles the amount of strain on your neck muscles. Look at people’s position and posture while texting position. Their muscles must work five times as hard. No wonder the neck and upper back get tight and achy. Proper alignment helps prevent that.
To focus on the spine, waist and pelvic regions plus your feet, try our year-round Tai Chi-Qigong class in Sun Lakes. It is easy and gentle, and we move in healthy postures that work for you without forcing your body into uncomfortable positions.
Drop in to a class to continually flow with Tai Chi-Qigong with Kim Kubsch:
Thursdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (classes are ongoing throughout the year)
Sun Lakes Country Club – Mirror Room
Drop in anytime for $5 per class – everyone is welcome!
Wear comfortable shoes or go barefoot and note that all classes are scent-free.
Kim Kubsch is a Certified Practitioner of the American Tai Chi-Qigong Association and a Practitioner of the National Qigong Association. She is certified to teach Chair Chi and PWR Moves for Parkinson’s. Kim teaches easy and gentle Tai Chi to enhance overall health, increase flexibility, improve balance and coordination and reduce stress while building bone strength. As a Certified Holistic Nutrition Educator and Balance Coach, she is passionate about “active aging for all ages and abilities.” For more info about classes throughout the southeast valley and Kim’s DVDs, visit www.SafeMovements.com, email [email protected] or call 480-392-3436.