Tai Chi at SSBH

Tai Chi instructor Brian Weaver has brought another level of self-care to South Sound Behavioral Hospital patients. Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practice known for its defense training, but also widely popular for its health benefits and meditation.

Tai Chi overcomes hardness with softness and is a full-body workout which improves balance, strength and flexibility, burns fat, and relaxes both the body and mind. We also explore self-defense techniques and the rich history and culture of Chinese martial arts. Styles and forms taught include the Yang style short and long forms, Chen Tai Chi, modern combined-style forms, Bagua, and others.

There are so many variations of forms in TaiChi which can conform to each person’s individual needs. Patients are able to utilize Tai Chi as a way to reconnect with oneself to find a balance.