Tai chi class helps older adults with flexibility, balance, inner harmony
Bodies turn and arms unfold in slow, fluid movements as Karen Fischer leads a class at the Willmar Community Center through the disciplined steps of tai chi.
"Step to the right. Arms out. Palms out," Fischer intones. "Turn. Leg in. Turn. Leg out."
Her students concentrate silently on each of the ritual moves. Fischer isn't training a roomful of aspiring warriors. She's teaching older adults how to harness the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi to benefit their health.
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