Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
We’re starting new Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing groups around the country.
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (TMW) can be beneficial for people with lung conditions. That's why we're working together with TMW Training Ltd to train our BLF Active instructors to provide weekly classes.
What is Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing?
Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing, or TMW for short, is a simple series of movements that can help you feel better physically and emotionally. The TMW sequence has its roots in Tai Chi and Chi Kung, and is straightforward and easy to do. You can do it sitting down, or standing up, so anyone can have a go.
In addition to being beneficial for your physical health, TMW is also a good way to learn mental aspects of Tai Chi, like mindfulness. Mindfulness is a meditation tool that can be very positive for your mental health and wellbeing.
What are the benefits of Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing?
- Helps you to stay active
- Increases your relaxation
- Improves your balance
- Helps you meet new people from the local community
- Improve mindfulness
"A number of people with lung disease suffer from anxiety, which can be difficult to deal with and I found Tai Chi to be a very calming influence on this."
Joining a TMW group
We'll be setting up 11 new TMW groups across the UK for the time being, led by a fully qualified TMW trainer*. You can search for a group near you or call our helpline on 03000 030 555, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Our TMW groups
*Level 1 TMW Trainer who has completed the ‘TMW Foundation (Flex) course’ with TMW Training Ltd and ‘The Level 4 Certificate in Exercise Training for Chronic Respiratory Disease’ at Loughborough College.
Why I'm helping teach tai chi movements to people living with a lung condition
Sandra explains how tai chi can help.
Pulmonary rehabilitation or PR
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a physical exercise programme, designed for people with lung conditions and tailored for you.