T’ai Chi, a 2,000-year-old form of exercise, is gentle and self-paced. The slow and continuous movements lengthen and strengthen the muscles while relaxing the mind. It is used as therapy for chronic pain, high blood pressure, depression, and limited mobility. Described as swimming through air, it is a perfect exercise for all ages and abilities. It can be practiced while seated, making T’ai Chi accessible to those with compromised physical conditions such as arthritis, etc. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that practicing T’ai Chi can help older adults keep dormant the virus that causes shingles. This course is for beginning students.