Benefits

Moving with a scarf

Lexi, slow motion movement with a scarf

Physical

  • Reduces muscular tension
  • Builds better balance
  • Enhances spatial awareness
  • Improves coordination

Emotional/ Social

  • Helps to reduce stress
  • Provides a deepening awareness of feelings, emotions and body sensations
  • Provides a sense of shared, peaceful, non-verbal communication when done in a group
  • Develops an ability to feel peaceful and practice self-calming skills

Intellectual Functioning

  • Supports concentration, focus and clearer thinking
  • Models a peaceful approach to problem solving by reducing reactive responses to stress, substituting habitual calm responses as a result of continued practice
  • Deepens awareness of one’s own thoughts, attitudes and emotions by supporting mindful, consistent attention to the present moment
  • Builds positive and healthful attitudes, habits and skills for mind and body

“I feel the tension going out and the peace coming in.”

Cassie, age 7

“The minds, bodies and spirits of our children must be healthy.  The Tai Chi Animal Frolics Instructional DVD is perfect for teachers who understand we must teach our children holistically.”

Elizabeth Burmaster, former Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction and President of Nicolet College.

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