Adaptive Tai Chi Chuan
There are no restrictions when it comes to learning Tai Chi and Qigong—it is for all ages, levels of fitness, or types of disability. The slow movements are ideal for those confined to wheelchairs or walkers and have been modified so the individual to can perform them seated or standing holding on to a chair or walker. With the relaxed, slow routines along with deep breathing the individual develops a keen sense of awareness of their surroundings, while at the same time creating an “energy bath” for their internal organs and body systems. Your body becomes a vessel for self-healing.
A recent study reported in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine, highlighted how seated Tai Chi improved the quality of life and depression in older people using wheelchairs.
Tai Chi and Qigong are powerful methods of healing for people with Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Here is one of many testimonials of a woman who had Parkinson's, practiced Qigong religiously and has been symptom free.