New Classes: Tai Chi and Mindfulness Meditation on Thursdays
In our youth obsessed culture, there is a lot of fear and anxiety about growing older. Aging is a natural part of life, and it can be a time of great fulfillment, growth, and joy. The Pagosa Senior Center will be offering T’ai Chi Chih with accredited instructor Patti Popovich starting January 4, 2023 and continuing each Thursday in the new year from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm and longtime local practitioner Udgar Parsons will offer a mindfulness based meditation classes from 3-4 pm in the dining hall to support older adults who want to discover purpose and fulfillment in this transitional phase of life.
Tai Chi Chih and mindfulness based meditation are not martial arts, but rather tools for self-healing. Softness, flow and effortlessness are the guiding principles in these practices. For Tai Chi, it will include 19 easy to learn movements and one pose designed to stimulate, circulate and balance the vital energy, or universal life force, referred to as ‘Qi’, which is inherent in all of us. T’ai Chi Chich is often thought of as a moving meditation because of the calming effect on the mind and emotions, and the release of tension throughout the body.
All classes will be free for older adults (age 60 and better) and will last approximately 1 hour in the dining hall. No special clothing or equipment is required for either class. We are here to support you and the community on our collective healing journey. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-264-2167.