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A Tai Chi practitioner had a the right moves for a relaxing Southend SWI class in Dunaverty Hall.
At the February meeting the guest speaker was Jackie Fulton who spoke and demonstrated Tai Chi.
Jackie has been practicing Tai Chi for four years and explained to the ladies that it combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements but also is a fabulous means of health promoting exercise.
She demonstrated a warm up in which everyone participated before demonstration how relaxing and gentle Tai Chi can be – even just watching.
She explained how the gentle moves created muscle strength and improved balance.
Jackie added that a recent study found that it was just as beneficial as more rigorous forms of exercise.
Some members were so impressed with the demonstration that they have signed up to some of Jackie’s classes.
Jackie Fulton holds Tai Chi classes in Campbeltown, Tayinloan and Clachan.
Jackie helped judge the competitions for February which were: Cherry Llaf – Alison Eynon – gold, Fiona Rowland – gold, Jen Ronald – silver, MJ Paterson – red, Margaret McDowell – red.
Chinese Item – Margaret McDowall – gold, Jen Ronald – gold, Margaret Bakes – silver, Alison Eynon – silver, Christine Jardine – red, Fiona Rowland – red, Jean Ives – red, MJ Paterson – red.
Vegetable Carving – Jen Ronald – gold, Christine Jardine – silver, Jean Ives – red, Alison Eynon – red.
The next Southend SWI meeting will be the annual bulb show on March 11 in Dunaverty Hall.