Falling For Tai Chi


The CDC researches falls and fall prevention. One of the few exercises that they specifically mention for preventing falls is Tai Chi. Why? Unlike other exercises, which of course are very important, Tai Chi works your body and your mind in a three dimensional space. Other exercises operate only in a linear space when it comes to your proprioception and your awareness of your surroundings. E.G. Think about walking, for example, where you travel on a path with very little consciousness about your current place in space.

The CDC STEADI Program

We offer reprints of the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) handouts and residual data. We augment the information with usable, practical, information and Tai Chi exercises to address various student needs. We encourage students to seek medical attention for their balance issues, especially because the medications that are prescribed for you can be an issue with keeping yourself upright.

The CDC offers documentation and training for both patients and medical providers. You can connect here, for their patient portal!

Jasmine Dragon Taiji For Balance

If you don't practice your balance, you will probably lose it, and you want to actively start practicing by age 55 and continue until you no longer walk. Tai Chi offers mulitdimensional exercises that aid you in practicing and also help you in preventing falls. If you do take a tumble, Tai Chi reinforces important body-oriented techniques to minimize a fall's deadly consequences.

The CDC Recommends:

  • Do Balance Exercises - TAI CHI

  • Talk to your doctor

  • Have your eyes checked

  • Make your home safer for walking

Jasmine Dragon Instructors recommend:

  • Do the "Dragon Walk" regularly

  • Regularly practice all that you know about your Tai Chi postures

  • Practice Wuji

  • Be Mindful and Relax when Moving