Tai chi: A movement towards healthier living

 Terry Carpenter, Bruce Hall and Judy Weber enjoy the benefits of tai chi. Courtesy photo

Terry Carpenter, Bruce Hall and Judy Weber enjoy the benefits of tai chi. Courtesy photo

Whether on television or in person, we’ve probably all seen a group of people moving in poetic synchronicity in a beautiful park setting. Known as tai chi, this form of exercise originated as a Chinese martial art.

Over the years, the U.S. population has picked up on the physical and mental benefits that the fluid movements of tai chi provide. Now classes — predominantly filled with older adults — can be found in community centers, senior centers and traditional athletic clubs (Read more in The Messenger newspaper).